Doucecroft School

Location: Doucecroft School, Eight Ash Green

Full time - term time only 35 hours per week

Job ref: D161

Starting Salary: £16,231

Required for September 2018

You will give assistance to the Class Teacher and specialist staff in providing a high standard of professional support to each student. Providing significant contribution towards the education and welfare of the students; including direct practical interaction in a teaching, caring and supervisory capacity. You will be committed to promoting high quality education to students with ASC and have an exemplary record of attendance at work.

 Your main duties will include: 

  • Assisting in the preparation of lessons, contributing towards and carrying out schemes of work and Individual Student Plans (ISPs) and Care Plans
  • Keeping an up-to-date knowledge of each student’s stage of development regarding assessment, communication, ISPs and management programmes
  • Supporting the Class Teacher in planning and preparing for educational visits and school journeys and accompany students on such visits
  • Work with students on an individual or small group basis alongside colleagues
  • Cover for the teacher during short term absence from the classroom including organising learning support assistants. 


  • NVQ Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning or equivalent - essential
  • A good standard of Maths and English to GCSE level - essential
  • Relevant experience working with students with autism or learning disabilities in an educational setting – essential
  • Experience of working with students across the ability range and autistic spectrum.

Autism Anglia’s Doucecroft School provides education and care for children and young people with autistic spectrum condition.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a well-established charity who provide to their staff ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Autism Anglia is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as requiring a signed declaration of ‘disqualification by association’ for anyone who lives or works in your household.

To apply for this job please use the links below to download the application form and associated documents.  Please complete and return to us at [email protected].  You will need to refer to the Application Guidance Notes, Job Description and Person Specification document while completing the Application Form. Please note that the Application Form includes the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and the Disclosure of Criminal Convictions Form. If you would prefer to receive an application pack by post, please contact Doucecroft School Office on 01206 771234.

Closing date for applications will be 21st May 2018

Interviews will be held on 7th June 2018

If no response is received within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. You are welcome to apply again for other positions.

Job Description And Person Specification

Application Form

Guidance Notes