Note: Applicants will be considered as applications are received. Should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early.
We at Brunel Academies Trust are a proud, growing educational community with a vision of “no barriers, only potential”. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our children and young people (CYP) whether they are within our SEND provisions or mainstream schools.
As a developing Multi Academy Trust, now is an exciting time to join ARC (the Autism Resource Centre; an education service provision for primary and secondary aged students affected by SEND/autism and are faced with social communication and interaction difference (SCID)), part of the BASIS group within Brunel Academies Trust. We are looking to appoint a dedicated Support Worker who is passionate about delivering bespoke programmes of intervention and therapy to our children.
With a flair for celebrating the smallest but most impacting successes of our pupils, retaining a patience in the knowledge this role comes with good days and challenging ones, we at ARC will strive to meet the end goal of our Trust: To collaborate and build a successful community of mainstream schools and SEND provisions to ensure each and every one of our students have the education they deserve.
The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):
- Support ARC managers to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the unique needs of the ASC learner and/or other learners with ASC or identified social communication and interaction difficulty to access intervention/therapy programmes and the curriculum
- Keep records, carry out assessments using a variety of media and evaluation strategies. Contribute to reporting cycle as required under the direction of the ARC Service manager and Head of ASC Service for BASIS
- When needed, to act as escort in the transportation of pupils to and from the ARC
- Promote the inclusion of all CYP with an autism spectrum disorder or identified social communication and interaction difficulty and/or other additional needs ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop
Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Basic ICT skills
- Be an effective communicator with good written and spoken English
- Have some knowledge and understanding of the autistic profile of need
- Have good organisational and time management skills
- Be able to work as part of a team and independently
Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.
Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:
- Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
- Discounts with Swindon Outlet Village
- Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
- Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.
Location: BASIS, Headlands Industrial Estate, Swindon
Interviews: Thursday 13 October 2022
Hours: 32.5 pw
(For the right candidate, we are open to flexibly considering reduced contractual hours between 20 – 30pw. Please note your preference within the application form)
To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to recruitment@ brunelsenmat.org.uk
Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.
Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.
Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.