A great opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Mentor to join the Bristol Autism Team, as part of our Education Hub, focusing on Early Years.
As part of the Bristol Autism Team, you would be joining a team of professionals who bring together a wealth of knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience and expertise in the field of autism. The team is committed to providing unique and high-quality advice and support for autistic children and young people within mainstream settings, as well as some work with alternative learning and specialist settings. The Education Hub is led by a Senior Teacher, and comprises both Specialist Teachers and Mentors for each phase of education. The role we are looking to fill would be within the Early Years Phase.
We are an Autism Education Trust Training Hub and you would be fully supported to become an AET Trainer as part of your role.
As a Specialist Mentor, you would enjoy a role that is varied and challenging, and which brings many rewards. You will need to have a secure and confident knowledge of Autism Spectrum Condition, and experience of using the strategies and resources that are effective in overcoming barriers to learning, supporting development of social awareness and expressing and managing emotions for our children and young people within predominately mainstream settings.
Key elements of the role would be:
- To provide autism-specialist advice and support to Early Years educational settings across Bristol;
- To support the delivery of the AET Early Years training program;
- To liaise with the Educational Psychology Service in providing professional contributions to Education Health & Care Needs Assessments;
- To contribute fully to the Bristol Autism Team Education Hub, and collaborate with all other Local Area teams as part of Bristol City Council’s Accessible City services.
You would be based at City Hall, as part of an agile workforce, so that there is the flexibility to carry out administrative tasks at home, and to attend meetings in education settings as well as other Bristol City Council buildings.
You will be supervised and mentored by a Specialist Teacher, but would be expected to manage your own caseload efficiently, in line with the expectations of a senior role at BG10.
The post would suit someone who has good experience of working with autistic children within Early Years, is confident in their knowledge of autism, has some experience of modelling and explaining autism strategies to others, is familiar with the SEN Code of Practice, can work effectively and independently and who can confidently use applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. We are looking for that special Mentor who has all these attributes, and who will also become a valued addition to our close and friendly team.
Why Bristol City Council?
At Bristol City Council, we go that extra mile for our people; we offer a work environment which is fast moving and supportive, giving you the chance to use your skills and develop new ones within a high-profile organisation. For the majority of our roles hybrid working arrangements are available, giving teams the opportunity to work in a way that suits them, balancing service need and individual choice - mixing both home and office working.
Join us and you’ll receive an excellent rewards package including flexible working and flexitime, membership of the Local Government Pension scheme, and a generous annual leave allowance. In addition, you’ll be working in a supportive environment where you’ll have the chance to make Bristol a better place and contribute to its future.
How do I apply?
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Please note that this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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Bristol City Council 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.