Job details

Job details
Employer Ambitious College
Location Hounslow
Salary £17,755 - £21,219 pa (dependent on skills and experience)
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
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Closing date

There has never been a better time to join Ambitious College. Our College is expanding and we are becoming a first-choice further education and training provider for young people with complex autism aged 16-25 and their families across London and beyond. As a result, we are looking to expand our workforce by October 2017.

We are looking to appoint outstanding Learning and Behaviour Specialists who are keen to move to the next stage of their career.  Learning and Behaviour Specialists are a vital part of our workforce. They work face to face with our learners everyday, inspiring and teaching to help them reach their full potential.

You will join a dynamic team with a singular vision: to make the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism. We pride ourselves on engaging and preparing learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to make a successful transition to adulthood and to live, work and contribute as part of their community. You will be a part of a strong and dedicated team who are committed to delivering our specialist curriculum to improve life chances for young people. 

A general day to day may include some of the following:

  • encouraging young adults to learn basic life skills, hygiene, cooking, self-presentation
  • to provide excellent personal care support in line with organisational policy and approved support plans and guidelines
  • dealing with challenging behaviour effectively and swiftly
  • to be responsible for safeguarding learners and reporting any concerns
  • to ensure the accurate completion of related administrative tasks
  • maintaining boundaries and rules
  • working closely with the trans-disciplinary team. 

Ambitious College aims to empower staff to take ownership of their own development with support from their managers and the organisation as a whole. From the day you join us, we’ll give you access thorough induction to e-learning tools, training courses, professional qualifications and coaching. 

We want you to have the confidence to make the most of every opportunity. So, whatever you want to do, and however you want to learn, we’ll help you take your career to the next level.

Based at our West Thames College campus in Isleworth, you will work alongside a team of professionals to support our learners to achieve outstanding outcomes.  

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday (we are willing to consider applicants with part time availability).

You will be required to work 42 weeks per year, including two weeks full training in July/August (please note the salary will not be pro rata).

For further details on how you can make a difference and to find out what we have to offer please visit our website. 

Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community.  We guarantee  to  interview  candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role as detailed under the person specification.

If you would like to come and visit us, have any recruitment related questions or would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need as part of your application, please email jobs@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk  or call Faima Begum in our Recruitment Team on 0208 815 5444.

Please note this post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that at least one reference will be taken up prior to interview and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note we have not engaged any agencies to work on this role and only direct applications will be considered.

About the employer

Information about Ambitious College
Org type Special Needs
Phase Further Education
Age range 19 - 25 years

Locations and contacts

Pears Campus at West Thames College
C/o West Thames College
London Road
Isleworth
Middlesex
TW7 4HS
United Kingdom