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  • Job start date

    3 June 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    7 March 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£25,119.00 - £26,421.00 Annually (FTE) NJC Wiltshire Grade F Pt 9-11

[240307A] Part-time Autism Support Worker job summary

The Springfields Academy, Reach South Academy Trust, is seeking to appoint an exceptional Autism Support Worker to join the School in June 2024.

Post: Autism Support Worker (ASW)

Location: The Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS

FTE Salary Range: NJC Wiltshire Grade F Pt 9-11, £25,119.00 - £26,421.00 per annum FTE

Contract Type: Permanent, part-time, 39 weeks per year

Contract Hours: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

We are growing! 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 4-19 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 at our site in Calne. Our goal is to build safe, independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement.

We are looking for an Autism Support Workers (ASW) 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 an Autism Support Worker 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 Autism Support Worker you can be.

About the successful candidate

The position of Named Pupil Autism Support Worker (ASW) is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to support in lessons, interventions and enable our learners with autism.

About the School

The Springfields Academy is a Reach South Academy for young people aged 5-19 with autism. We have 170 pupils attending our Calne site and 40 pupils at our Satellite provision in Salisbury. Our goal is to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement.

The Springfields Academy is an academy over two sites in Calne and Salisbury. 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 15 academies in Plymouth, 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.

Next Steps

if you have any queries about this role or would like an informal conversation, visits are warmly welcome, please get in touch by calling Marie Lopez, on 01249 814125 or email at mlopez@springfields.wilts.sch.uk . If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.

Closing date: for applications is 14 April 2024.

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 22 April 2024.

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Springfields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
231 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19

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