Brunel Academies Trust are a proud, growing educational community with a vision to be an exceptional creative education family opening doors, opening minds and changing lives. We strive to significantly improve the life chances and outcomes for our children and young people (CYP) whether they are within our SEND provisions or mainstream schools.
Having gone through a substantial development period in recent months, now is an exciting time to join Brunel Autism Support & Inclusion Service (BASIS) in Headlands Industrial Estate, Swindon. Autism Resource Centre (ARC) offers an enhanced programme of social communication and therapeutic learning activities for children and young people aged 4 to 19 and is largely delivered on sites away from the child’s school.
We are looking to appoint a dedicated Support Worker who is passionate about delivering bespoke programmes of intervention and therapy to our CYP.
With a flair for celebrating the smallest but most impacting successes of our CYP, retaining a patience in the knowledge this role comes with good days and challenging ones, we at ARC will strive to build independence and confidence through a range of therapeutic learning activities.
The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):
- Support the ARC Service Manager and the wider team to support the unique needs of the ASC learner and/or other learners with ASC or identified social communication and interaction difficulty to access intervention/therapy programmes
- Contribute to record keeping and reporting
- Transport CYP to and from the ARC and school/setting
- Promote the inclusion of all CYP with SEND ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop
Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Basic ICT skills
- Have some knowledge of Autism or SCID (social communication and interaction difficulty)
- Have good organisational and time management skills
- An effective English communicator both written and verbal
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
- Have a full clean UK drivers licence
Hours: 11.50hrs per week or 20hrs per week
Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.
Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:
- Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
- Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
- Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
- Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
- Excellent pension scheme
- Free on-site parking
- Annual pay progression opportunities
Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.
Potential talent for this exciting opportunity are warmly invited and encouraged to visit BASIS to explore how unique and inspirational our children and team really are. Please call Mark Wiseman (Deputy Head of Service) on 07918-497095 to arrange a visit to tour the site or/and have an informal conversation.
To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing @brunel.org.uk
Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.
Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.
Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.