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Location: Aycliffe School

Salary: £16,120

Expiry Date: Sunday 02 June 2019

Permanent

£16,120 per annum with yearly incremental rises up to £17,206 (over four years)*.

36 days generous annual leave entitlement.

Full time, permanent position (37 hours per week) - Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

Base in Newton Aycliffe but you will be required to work across the North East area.

A number of positions available.

We are currently looking to recruit a number of Learning Support Assistants (Offsite Curriculum) to work within Education Services in Newton Aycliffe and Stockton. The role involves supporting children, young people and adults in their local community and for some individuals this involves supporting them to access the school environment.

You will work as part of a small team supporting learners with autism and other neurodiversity to access personalised learning programmes that prepare them for the next stage of their lives and for adulthood in line with the school's curriculum. This will be delivered in a functional way, which will support the individual's independence, community inclusion, health and pathway for adulthood. Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing quality care and will need to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and...

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You will work as part of a small team supporting learners with autism and other neurodiversity to access personalised learning programmes that prepare them for the next stage of their lives and for adulthood in line with the school's curriculum. This will be delivered in a functional way, which will support the individual's independence, community inclusion, health and pathway for adulthood. Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing quality care and will need to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and resilience for what if often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. This position will be based in Durham/Newton Aycliffe and/or Stockon, although the post holder will be required to travel to different locations. It is therefore essential that they hold a UK driving licence.

We recognise that you may not have any direct or personal experience with Autism which is why we have developed a detailed training and induction programme. This provides you with a comprehensive welcome to working with Autism at NEAS including introducing you to Autism theory, communication, sensory and behaviour. If you have a passion for helping others within education and you are willing to learn more about Autism, then this could be the career you've been looking for.

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions. Joining our NEAS family will mean:
  • Working in a positive, friendly, rewarding environment, building your experience and career.
  • Dedicated support from our learning and development team who will work alongside you and your new line manager to enhance your career with our specialist training programmes. This is just the start of your new career!
  • Having a hands-on role, valuing and supporting people. If you thrive on helping others, knowing everything you do is contributing to lives being changed then this could be the role for you.
  • Other benefits include a Bike-to-Work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, 36 days holiday (pro-rata for part time roles).
  • Please see the job description and person specification listed under "documents" at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application.


The North East Autism Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

The North East Autism Society is the leading voice concerning autism and neurodiversity in the north of England. Established over 30 years ago, we have a trusted reputation of providing a range of quality, specialist services for children, young people and adults leading happy, fulfilling and independent lives. With over 700 staff in more than 40 locations in the north east, we believe joining our NEAS family will not only provide you with a challenging and rewarding role but will help bring real life change for the incredible people we work with.

Please see job description and person specification listed under "documents" at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application.

The Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

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