Trinity School, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 7SJ

10 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Application deadline

    7 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale 5: £25,578 - £26,985 per annum

Keyworker job summary

Trinity School are seeking to appoint individuals with special skills, enthusiasm and a high degree of commitment to working with students with the highest level of need and challenging behaviour arising from autism.

The Highly Specialist Behaviour Team (incorporating the Living and Learning Centre) provides specialist care and support for the development of independent, self-help, functional and vocational living skills for up to 19 pupils currently aged between 8-19 with an ASC diagnosis and associated challenging behaviours. The Living and Learning Centre is a unique provision which provides a service to the pupils for 48 weeks per year together with flexibility in the timing of the school day within a set period.

The job will require the successful candidate to work closely with one individual student and to take responsibility for the implementation of their educational, social and behaviour plan. As a Keyworker, you will be expected to develop a deep understanding of the needs of your allocated student. You will also be expected to carry out joint planning for your assigned student and to lead lessons in a curriculum area under the guidance of the Centre’s Qualified Teacher.

Applications are welcomed from individuals who:

  • have proven good experience of working directly with primary, secondary and/or sixth form aged pupils who have an Autistic Spectrum Condition diagnosis.
  • have some experience of working with individuals who have challenging behaviour/communication difficulties and can prove that they have the resilience to work with young adults with complex needs
  • have awareness and can describe the School’s TEACCH (structure) pedagogy
  • are willing and able to carry out manual handling tasks which could include; assistance with students’ personal care, auxiliary medical care and the management, under guidance, of difficult behaviours
  • are committed to continuous professional development
  • have a positive “can do” attitude and are very willing to learn
  • are willing to work flexible hours
  • some experience and basic skills of using ICT packages such as Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • possess at least a minimum of NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent is 4 GCSE’s Grade A* - C/new Grade 4 or above)
  • are willing to follow assessment and recording procedures, as well as following relevant curriculum tasks

We will be able to offer you professional development and training along with shadowing, mentoring and coaching.

Applying for the job

All applications should be made on the Trinity School application form available from the school website on CVs will not be accepted and should not be submitted. No CV’s will be accepted from agencies.

Completed applications, Declaration Disclosure Form and Disqualification from Caring for Children Form must be sent to

For further details please contact Runa Choudhury, HR Officer on the above email or call 020 3435 5959.

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About Trinity School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
297 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number
020 3543 5959

Trinity School is an all age (3 to 19) modern, vibrant Special School catering for the needs of students who have a wide range of learning difficulties including; moderate, severe, profound and complex. A number of our pupils also have an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC).

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