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Autism Support Worker

The Springfields Academy, Calne, Wiltshire

Job details

Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Grade F, £20,344 rising to a maximum of £21,589, pro-rata per annum

Job summary

We are looking for three Autism Support Workers to work with our High Needs Pupils working 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.

The position of Autism Support Worker is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners with autism.
Key skills:
• To have a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH
• To have knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children and young people’s development.
• Excellent listening skills
• An ability to build strong, trusting relationships
• To be resilient and able to take regular responsibility for agreed learning /activities
• Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning and social skills activities
• To use positive and personalised anxiety management strategies

Employee benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities 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.

Applying for the job

If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please visit https://www.reachsouth.org/asw-springfields to register and apply online.

If you would like to apply to the Permanent post, please note the reference number of ASW-PERM002 on your application form. If you would like to apply to the Temporary post, please note the reference number of ASW-TEMP001 on your application form. If you would like to apply to both, please note both of the reference numbers on your application form.

If you wish to discuss the post and your application further, please contact Nicola Whitcombe on nwhitcombe@springfields.wilts.sch.uk or 01249 814125.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase
School size 195 pupils enrolled
Age range 5 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Springfields Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@reachsouth.org

About The Springfields Academy

The Springfields Academy is a Reach South Academy for young people aged 5-19 with autism. We have 150 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.
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.

School location

Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS