Lead Autism Support Worker

The Springfields Academy, Calne, Wiltshire


Job details

Job role Teacher
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Grade H £24,313 - £26,317 pro rata

Job summary

We are looking for a Lead Autism Support Worker to assist in the support and inclusion of children with a wide range of special educational needs and difficulties within the Academy.

The position of Lead Autism Support Worker is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners with autism,
We are looking for:
• A good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need e.g. TEACHH
• Knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that effect children and young people’s development
• Excellent listening skills
• Ability to build strong, trusting relationships
• Resilience and ability to take regular responsibility for agreed learning/activities
• Promotion and support for the inclusion of all pupils in the learning and social skills activities
• Use of positive and personalised anxiety management strategies

Employee benefits

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, 28 days’ holiday plus bank holidays rising to 31 days after 5 years, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 145 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 nwhitcombe@springfields.wilts.sch.uk

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