PDA Specialist Teacher, Barnsley

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The Robert Ogden SchoolBarnsley

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS including SEN Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Who we are looking for:

You will have a sound understanding of the autistic spectrum behavioural profile pathological demand avoidance (PDA)

You will have the ability to be able to deliver a more flexible and collaborative teaching style to the young people in our Inclusive Learning Hubs. This is a specialised educational resource catering for pupils with a PDA diagnosis or a profile more indicative of PDA

You will have a sound knowledge of the ‘evolving’ recognised good practice PDA strategies and how to implement them into individual pupils learning pathways.

As well as possessing Qualified Teacher Status, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deliver a personalised curriculum to individuals, you will have experience of or an interest in working with children with complex needs (ADHD, OCD and PDA) in addition to autism spectrum disorder.

You will be responsible for planning, implementing and delivering a personalised curriculum to a group of children, which is relevant and motivating for each child, as well as ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning is of the highest level possible and meets all statutory requirements.

You will be responsible and lead on a curriculum area. You will line manage and lead a team of teaching assistants.

Along with a host of benefits - from shopping discounts, we will make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.

You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.

The National Autistic Society is here to transform lives, challenges perceptions and build a society that works for autistic people. Visit our website to find out more about who we are and what we do.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All interviewed candidates for this post will be subject to the relevant checks. References will be obtained prior to appointment. Successful applicants are required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure which will also include a check against the Children’s Barred List.

For an informal discussion or more information about this role please contact Jon Mount jon.mount@nas.org.uk

How to apply


Closing date: Friday 22nd June 2018
Interview date: 4th & 5th July 2018

Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Robert Ogden School
Clayton Lane
South Yorkshire
S63 0BG

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More about The Robert Ogden School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: Clayton Lane, Thurnscoe, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 0BG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1709 874443
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