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Lead Autism Support Worker

The Springfields Academy, Calne, Wiltshire

Job details

Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Grade H, £24,982 rising to a maximum of £27,041, pro-rata per annum

Job summary

We are looking for a Lead Autism Support Worker (ASW) to work across our setting.

The position of Lead Autism Support Worker (LASW) is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners with autism. We are looking for the following experience and 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.

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/lead-asw-springfields to register and apply online.

More on how to apply

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 nwhitcombe@springfields.wilts.sch.uk
Contact phone number 01249 814125

About The Springfields Academy

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.
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.

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 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset 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 vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.

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 work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

School location

Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS

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