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Autism Support Worker

The Springfields AcademySalisbury, Wiltshire

The Springfields Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Autism Support Worker to join the School in February 2022


Hours/Contract: Part-Time, Term-Time, Permanent Contract. 331.25 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.


The Role:  We are looking for 2 Autism Support Workers (ASW) to work 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.


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.


The Person: The position of Autism Support Worker (ASW) 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




Next Steps: So if you have any queries about this role, please get in touch with Rachel Barnes: rbarnes@springfields.wilts,sch,uk If you are experiencing any technical issues, please contact recruitment@reachsouth.org for support.



All applications to be made directly through TES.


Closing date: for applications is Sunday 30th January 2022 at Midnight.


Interview Date:  Interviews will be held week commencing 7th February 2022.



Opportunities and Benefits:  

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme 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. 

 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Reach South Academy Trust is committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation at any stage of the recruitment process or in the terms and conditions offered to new employees, or promoted employees.

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust can only consider applications from candidates eligible to work in the UK, and who can provide the required documentation and where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa. 



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