Autism Lead - Woodfield School

Location
Coventry
Salary
£22,183 - £27,741 pro rata per annum based on hours and weeks worked
Posted
01 Sep 2021
Closes
17 Sep 2021
Job Ref
coventrycc/TP/501/2688
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Term time
Hours
Full-Time

An opportunity to join the Woodfield team has arisen for a dedicated and motivated individual with a passion for supporting young people with special educational needs.  Woodfield provides specialist SEMH education across Coventry between early years to the end of KS4.  Woodfield currently comprises a Primary and Secondary provision on split sites.  You would be joining the school at a very exciting time as the school looks forward to joining Sidney Stringer MAT and moving to one site provision on the Woodlands School site in September 2023.  At this point the school will be one of the biggest providers of SEMH provision in the country, with the goal to the very best provision in the country and recognised as such nationally.

You will be expected to lead on provision and be a champion for our neurodiverse students across both primary and secondary phases, supporting them by monitoring their performance and progress in all areas of their development. You will also be responsible for delivering key interventions to support the progress of these pupils, both in 1-1 and group settings.

You will be part of a motivated and supportive inclusion team, and will work closely with this team, alongside individual teachers and pupils and their families where appropriate to provide targeted personalised support. You will have a passion for working with pupils with Autism, and ideally experience of supporting young adults with Autism to overcome barriers, both academically and personally.

An understanding of the ‘Thrive’ approach which underpins all of our work is beneficial along an empathetic nature and a desire to understand what drives and triggers certain behaviours. An understanding of approaches such as Lego Therapy and Art Therapy would also be beneficial.

You will be expected to work in close liaison with the inclusion team and manage your student caseload. You will need to have patience as well as good behaviour management skills, or the ability to develop them. You will also need a passion for working with young people and supporting those with barriers to their learning.  All of the young people we serve have EHCPs with the majority of primary needs revolving around SEMH, a large percentage of our cohort have diagnosis of ASD and ADHD.

If you are resilient and passionate about the social, emotional and mental well being of young people then we need to hear from you!

Please find below an application pack to download.  Completed applications should be returned direct to the school at rkershaw@woodfield.coventry.sch.uk

Work pattern: Permanent, 37 hours per week, term time only

Closing date: Friday 17th September 12pm

Interview date: TBC

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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