Following a period of growth, the Springfields Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced Autism Support Worker to join the School in February 2024
Post: Autism Support Worker
Location: The SpringfieldsAcademy (North Site), Curzon Street, Caine, SN11 ODS
FTE SalaryRange: GradeF, Pt 9 – 11 £25,119- £26,421 per annum pro-rata
Actual Annual Salary Range: £18,879.80 - £19,858.41 per annum
ContractType: Permanent, Part time, term time only (39 weeks a year)
ContractHours: 31.25 hours per week; Monday to Friday
About the role
We are looking for an Autism Support Worker (ASW) to work alongside the teacher to deliver a personalised autism friendly academic and social skills curriculum, as well as to support the families to implement functional skills within the home and community at our Calne site.
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.
About the successful candidate
The position of Autism Support Worker (ASW) is anexciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to leadinterventions and support our learners with autism.
- To have a good knowledge andunderstanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriatestrategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH
- To have knowledge and understanding ofsocial, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affectchildren and young people's development.
- Excellent listening skills
- An ability to build strong, trustingrelationships
- To be resilient and able to take regularresponsibility for agreed learning /activities
- Promote and support the inclusion of allpupils in the learning and social skills activities
- To use positive and personalised anxietymanagement strategies
About the School
The Springfields Academy is a ReachSouth Academy for young people aged 5-19 with autism. We have 170 pupilsattending our Calne site and 40 pupils at our Satellite provision in Salisbury.Our goal is to build safe independent lives for autistic young people throughsupport, understanding and enablement.
The Springfields Academy is an academy over two sites in Calne andSalisbury. This includes a residential provision at our Calne academy. Weaspire to build safe independent lives for autistic young people throughsupport, understanding and enablement. Additionally, we are a ‘NationalAutistic Society Accredited Provision’ with over 90% of the current cohort havinga diagnosis of Autism. All students have the potential to access aprimary/secondary curriculum.
We are an acknowledged centre of excellence forAutism; we are highly reflective in our practices, and are continually workingto improve our provision and practices. We provide a personalised curriculumjourney that enables leaners with a diagnosis of autism to develop skills inareas 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 190.
About the Trust
Reach South is a young and developingTrust which operates across the South West of England with the aim ofdelivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire, andWiltshire. We are building this Trust ona clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart ofthose values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determinationto support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become thesuccessful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is deliveringexceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help allpupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of atalented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunitiesfor learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of theorganisation.
Those we recruit are able to demonstratethat they share our values, are highly motivated to work withcolleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop theirskills and pursue professional excellence.
If you think this role may be for youand want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have anyquestions about the position, please get in touch by calling the Rachel Barnes, Operations Manager on 01249 814125 or email at Rbarnes@springfields.wilts.sch.uk . Or contact the Recruitmentteam on 07759365064 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Closingdate: for applications is 10th December 2023
InterviewDate: Interviewsare provisionally booked for week commencing 18th 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 interviewand appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application isstrongly advised.
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPSpension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to ourEmployee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staffin order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of thedifference you are making for the children and families you work with and cansee your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunitiesfor professional development and training, and a wider community of staff tonetwork with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chanceto visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionalsand take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.
Weare committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and youngpeople and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each postis subject to an enhanced DBS check.
ReachSouth Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection andrecruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal OpportunitiesMonitoring section of the application form before submitting.
Please note that Reach South AcademyTrust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can considerapplications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and TeachingLeadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to providethe required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled WorkerVisa.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.