Autism Support Worker

Location: Loughborough
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: PE11332470
Salary: Permanent Contract
Job Published: 18 days ago
Are you looking for a challenge and an opportunity to make a real difference to children with autism?
We have a vacancy for a full time Autism Support Workers to work with students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged 11-19 year old.
We're looking for an experienced and passionate individual, with proven experience of planning and delivering educational sessions, helping to support, develop and progress children with autism to fulfil their academic and pastoral potential.
To be considered for this role you must possess the following personal attributes, skills, qualifications and experience:
Personal attributes
·Empathy and sensitivity to the needs of learners with an ASD
·Common sense
·An ability to manage ambiguity
·Agility to adapt to changing student needs
·An ability to build rapport & trust quickly with both students & staff
·An ability to communicate with staff and students alike, in order to best impact on academic, and overall, attainment.
·An openness and optimistic outlook towards change
·An ability to perform in situations of high pressure, showing not only theoretical understanding, but also real-life' understanding of both autism and behavioural difficulties
Essential experience:
·A minimum of 2 years' experience developing and supporting children with an ASD
·An understanding of a variety of behaviour management techniques, with a focus on resolution management followed by developmental reflection.
·An aptitude to work in partnership with a number of professionals, as well as parents/carers.
·Experience and passion for working outside of the conventional classroom and embrace outdoor learning, in line with the ethos of the school.
·A practical understanding of Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation
Essential Skills
·Behaviour management and de-escalation techniques
·Empathy and sensitivity to the needs of learners with an ASD
Preferred Qualifications
·Degree level qualification in a relevant field
·A knowledge of, and up to date qualifications in, the safe handling of students (Team Teach).
·First Aid
  • Autism Level 1&2 preferred

·Monday - Friday 08:45am-15:15pm
·183 contact days per year
·10 inset days
·Staff meetings x1 hour per week after school

If you feel you would be the right fit for this role then please apply through contacting James Cullingworth via…
Tel: 07725878406 / 0116 319 1343