The Springfields Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Speech and Language Therapy Autism Support Worker to join the School in September 2022.
Post: Speech and Language Therapy – Autism Support Worker
Location: Springfield Academy (North Site), Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS
FTE Salary Range: NJC Grade F, Point 9 – 11 £21,269 - £22,571 pro-rata
Actual Annual Salary: £15,917 - £16,891 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, part time; term-time (39 weeks per year)
Contract Hours: 31.25 hours per week; Monday to Friday
About the role
We are looking for an Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Autism Support Worker (ASW) to work alongside our Speech and Language Therapist to deliver Speech and Language interventions across the the academy and model communication friendly strategies. The SALT ASW will be a member of our Therapy Team and will have opportunities to work closely with therapists from other disciplines towards pupil outcomes.
About the successful candidate
The position of Speech and Language (SALT) Autism Support Worker (ASW) is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead SALT, interventions and support our learners with autism.
About the School
The Springfields Academy is an academy over two sites in Calne and Salisbury. We are an Ofsted ‘Good’ school who aspire to build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement. Additionally, we are a ‘National Autistic Society Advanced Accredited Provision’ with over 95 % of the current cohort having a diagnosis of Autism. All students have the potential to access a primary/secondary curriculum.
We are an acknowledged centre of excellence for Autism; we are highly reflective in our practices, and are continually working to improve our provision and practices. We provide a personalised curriculum journey that enables leaners with a diagnosis of autism to develop skills in areas of need and to overcome their barriers to learning. The drive to build ‘safe Independent lives’ shapes this curriculum and everything else that we do. The Academy has a PAN of 231.
About the Trust
Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Closing date: for applications is Wednesday 31st August 2022
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 5th September 2022
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.
Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.
The Springfields Academy 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.