The Springfields Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced DT Technician / Autism Support Worker to join the School in January 2024.
Post: DT Technician / Autism Support Worker
Location: The Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS
FTE Salary Range: NJC Grade G, Point 12 - 14, £24,948 rising to a maximum of £26,845 per annum, pro-rata
Actual Annual Salary: £18,751 rising to a maximum of £20,177 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, part time, term time only (39 weeks per year)
Contract Hours: 31.25 per week, Monday to Friday. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, job share, compressed hours, or staggered hours. Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what’s possible for the role.
About the role
If you have a passion for working and enabling young people with autism to achieve their potential then we have the job for you!
The Springfields Academy is a Reach South Academy for young people aged 5-19 with autism, we are proud to hold the NAS Advanced specialist award and to be recognised as an Ofsted good school. We have 210 pupils attending our Calne site and our goal is to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement.
We are looking for a DT Technician to work alongside the teacher to deliver a personalised autism friendly academic and social skills curriculum. Springfields is a fantastic, vibrant and caring community that engages pupils and develops positive attitudes to learning. Our autism approach is accessed by all our pupils and is personalised to meet specific needs. All our pupils have an education, health and care plan.
We are committed to investing in the continued professional development of all our staff. As a DT Technician, you will get a full autism induction package, the opportunity to achieve Elklan qualifications at level 2 or 3, access ELSA training with ongoing supervision, a termly professional development program linked to the needs of your role, alongside the opportunity to access training with external providers such as A Fest, our festival of learning celebrating autism. Our goal is to inspire you to be the most inspirational DT Technician you can be.
About the successful candidate
The position of DT Technician is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners with autism.
About the School
At the Springfields Academy, we aspire to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement. Additionally, we hold the National Autistic Society Advanced specialist award and are recognised as an Ofsted good school.
We are an acknowledged centre of excellence for Autism; we are highly reflective in our practices, and are continually working to improve our provision and practices. We provide a personalised curriculum journey that enables leaners with a diagnosis of autism to develop skills in areas of need and to overcome their barriers to learning. The drive to build ‘safe Independent lives’ shapes this curriculum and everything else that we do. The Academy has a PAN of 210.
About the Trust
Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.
So if you have any queries about this role or would like an informal conversation, visits are warmly welcome, please get in touch by calling Rachel Barnes, Operations Manager on 01249 814125 or email at Rbarnes@springfields.wilts.sch.uk . If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact email@example.com for support.
Closing date: for applications is Sunday 3rd December 2023.
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for the week commencing 11th December 2023.
To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.
Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.
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