Job title: Learning Mentor (Multiple Posts) Full or Part Time
Start Date: October 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter subject to recruitment process and DBS checks.)
Location: Church Lawton School
Contract: Full Time or Part Time, (Term Time) Fixed Term until July 2023 with possibility of extension
Salary: £18,278 FTE (pro-rata for full time and term time £16,098)
Job reference: NASAT - CLS - LM
Help make an Everyday Breakthrough happen by joining our team.
A breakthrough can seem like the smallest thing, but it can make the world of difference to someone on the autism spectrum. By becoming a Learning Mentor at The National Autistic Society you’ll help make Everyday Breakthroughs happen more often.
Who we are looking for
We are a forward thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking a Learning Mentor with a passion for improving life outcomes for every learner.
We were inspected in November 2017. The school was rated as Good overall, with outstanding in personal development, behaviour, and welfare. The school was given Advanced Autism Accreditation in January 2022.
Supported by the National Autistic Society Academies Trust and National Autistic Society, we cater for up to 70 students aged 4-19 with a primary diagnosis of Autism who are working at an age expected level and leading to the study and completion of GSCE, BTEC and other appropriate qualifications. As a part of the NAS Academies Trust, we have developed significant professional and working partnerships with the already established Independent NAS schools and other NASAT Free Schools, drawing on knowledge and expertise through professional working relationships to ensure best practise is shared.
This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the school’s development where you will be working closely with the Class Teacher and HLTA’s to support a small class of young people with a diagnosis of Autism.
We aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences to ensure the best life chances become a sustainable reality for every young person (on an individual needs led basis). Together, we will create a safe, positive and structured environment in which every young person is respected and encouraged to achieve independence (through academic, employment and personal skills development).
To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a desire for improving pupil outcomes (including those of high aspiration and vision). You will also offer a flexible approach to your role and be confident to support a range of subjects in a small group and across various levels of academic ability.
Being a Learning Mentor takes bravery, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.
We need you to be resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people.
Along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme - we’ll make sure you get excellent autism-specific training to help further your career.
You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. If you share our Values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.
How to apply
Applications must be completed in full. Only complete applications will be considered. Should you experience any issues with the electronic application form, please contact the school.
CVs will not be accepted under any circumstances.
Closing date: Friday, 2nd September 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 19th September 2022
Unfortunately, we cannot respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this occasion. We will not be accepting applications from previous applicants on this occasion.
NASAT Church Lawton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.