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Job description

Location: Sunderland

Salary: £14,074

Expiry Date: Sunday 02 June 2019


£14,074 per annum with yearly incremental rises up to £15,024 (over four years)*.

36 days generous annual leave entitlement (pro rata).

Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm (Term Time Only)

Cycle to work scheme

As part of our safer recruitment process, if shortlisted, references will be sought prior to interview.

The North East Autism Society is the leading voice concerning Autism and neuro-diversity 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.

We are currently looking to recruit a L2 Teaching Assistant to work within Education Services in Sunderland.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of Teaching Assistant Level 2 to work at our School in Sunderland but you must be flexible to work elsewhere in the North East if needed. Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing a personalised education to to children and young people on the Autistic Spectrum aged between 4 and 19.

Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as you will be expected to liaise with parents and professionals within children's services and from outside agencies. You will need to show patience and flexibility as children and young people may communicate in different ways. You should also have the ability to submit written reports on the assessment and development of children and young people. The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Level 2 certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (or equivalent) or willing to work towards this qualification.

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions and the opportunity to work in a positive, friendly and rewarding environment, building your experience and expertise.

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!
  • Other benefits including childcare vouchers, bike to work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, and much sought-after discounted rates at our family fun days and events scheduled across the year.
  • 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

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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