HIGH NEEDS AUTISM SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Recruiter
Northampton College
Location
Northampton [Northamptonshire]
Salary
£25,284 - £30,139 Per Year
Posted
23 Feb 2021 13:20
Closes
10 Mar 2021 12:00
Reference
ME2021031
Sector
Further Education
Job Level
Worker / Practitioner
Specialism
Special Education Needs (SEN) / Supported Learning
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College

HIGH NEEDS AUTISM SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Job Purpose:

To work within the Additional Learning Support Team to provide expertise, knowledge and understanding of Autism and how it impacts teaching and learning to benefit students and staff.

To assess the support needs of students with Autism both at pre-entry and on-course, and provide necessary support tutorials to high needs students, and/or students with Education Health and Care plans, to foster independent learning skills and enable students to participate in the wider college environment. The post holder will also be responsible for advising curriculum staff on the most appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies for students with Autism.

To work with the Assistant Principal for Academic and Vocational Support to oversee and review the support provision across college for students with Autism who have Education, Health and Care Plans and/or are High Needs Students.

 

Expectations of the Post Holder:

The post holder will undertake assigned responsibilities effectively and efficiently, and within regulatory and legislative requirements; achieve individual and faculty targets within the College’s annual planning and staff performance review processes and budgetary constraints and:

a. Actively promote equality and diversity, recognising and actively challenging stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination, ensuring that these principles permeate all teacher practices.

b. Ensure effective quality control and continuous improvement in all aspects of this post, in keeping with the College’s existing and developing quality assurance systems.

c. Be committed to professional self-development, through participation in the College continuing professional development programme which includes industry based work shadowing, attending seminars, College staff development days and training events appropriate to the job role.

d. Comply with and promote College Health and Safety policies and procedures and to undertake recommended Health and Safety training as and when necessary.

e. Support cross college events such as Open Evenings and Enrolment sessions when required.

f. Adhere to all College procedures.

g. At all times seek to serve the best interests of the College.

h. To provide cover for teaching and or related activities.

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