Autism Support Worker (Tier 2), Warwickshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Brickyard Barn Outdoor Learning CentreWarwickshire

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14,501 - £16,444.89 (Dependent Upon Experience)
Contract term: Permanent

Are you an enthusiastic, driven individual looking for an opportunity to make a real difference to students with autism? 

Are you seeking an environment to enable a child to flourish and meet their developmental targets, both socially and academically? 

If the answer is yes to the above questions, then one of our students needs you.


At Brickyard Barn Outdoor Learning Centre, where AUTISM is our first language, we are looking for a Support Worker (Tier 2) to work with one of our students towards their developmental targets, assisting with learning opportunities as necessary, in our 'Outstanding' provision.

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team, who has experience of working with students with an ASD, seeking an exclusive opportunity to display their creativity, empathy and ability to nurture, whilst further developing their skillset in a unique educational environment.

Through our commitment to Learning Outside the Classroom, we look to provide our pupils with a real-life education, in order to ease them into the transition to life beyond education. We aim to communicate the relevance of all of our sessions to our students, with our one-to-one sessions offering us the opportunity to truly cater for the needs of each individual student. 

By working closely within, and amongst, the local community, we are constantly aiming to evolve the skills and confidence of our pupils, so they can function and contribute effectively within modern society.


Key Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Responsibility for planning schemes of work in life skills, communication and social skills with a creative, yet target based approach, built upon a solid understanding of the student’s manifestation of autism.

Responsibility for advocating outdoor learning, including this into as many sessions as possible.

Responsibility for providing proactive support in lessons, where needed, taking instruction from the subject teacher to best progress the academic achievement of the student within the session.

Responsibility for reporting on the progress of students’ both in subjects and related to their autism.

Responsibility for establishing and maintaining an environment conducive to the progress of our students bearing in mind their sensory needs.

Responsibility for ensuring that students create the requisite evidence for any accreditation they’re working towards.

Responsibility for contributing ideas for staff meetings, focussed on the overall student progression and improvement of the base.

Responsibility for having a thorough awareness of the targets of each child with whom you come into contact, by seeking out most recent IEP/IBP.

Responsibility for the transportation of students between Woodside Group's different bases.

Responsibility for building strong relationships with our students, in order to work with them at all levels of emotional difficulty during sessions, downtime and transitions.

Responsibility for being the first on the scene when children reach crisis point, prioritising negotiation skills and talk to de-escalate, before consideration of safe handling.

Responsibility to contribute to activities to ensure the base remains a safe and stimulating work environment.

Responsibility for championing education, in conjunction with all other professionals at the school.

Responsibility for being a champion and advocate for Woodside Lodge OLC, ensuring positive personal communication to all stakeholders.

Responsibility for providing lunchtime cover

Responsibility for the timely completion of relevant documentation where necessary/as advised by teachers

Responsibility to support the social and emotional development of students, reporting any issues as and when required.

Responsibility for advising teaching staff on latest interests/trends of the student’s

Responsibility for taking ownership of own continued professional development and performance management process. 

Compliance responsibilities 

Have an awareness of the risk assessment for bases in which they work and be up to date with all relevant policies and procedures.

A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Administrative Responsibilities: 

Responsibility for completing written reports to document behavioural incidents, or safeguarding matters.

Responsibility for completing the Woodside Group Behaviour Logs.

Health & Safety Responsibilities 

All employees are responsible for ensuring they take every reasonable action to keep and everyone in the school environment safe and well.

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More about Brickyard Barn Outdoor Learning Centre
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 19 years
Address: Brickyard Barn, Mallory Road, Bishop Tachbrook, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9QD, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1509 415474
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