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Support Worker (Autism)

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A special school in Bradford are looking to appoint an Autism Specialist Support Worker for a full time role commencing as soon as pupils return to school (to be confirmed). The successful applicant must have at least 6 months experience of working with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in an educational capacity. You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be confident supporting pupils in Key Stages 1-4 on a 1:1 basis in a classroom environment.

Catering exclusively for pupils with Autism, the school delivers a highly differentiated curriculum, personalised for individual students. The layout of the school is designed to minimize sensory triggers (wide hallways, low lighting, simple decoration and minimal wall displays). Class sizes are kept small with a maximum capacity of 10. You will be required to support pupils’ access to the curriculum, in line with their Education, Health and Care Plan, ensuring that learning activities are differentiated to meet individual needs and abilities. The school focuses on pupils’ holistic needs, taking into account the need for routine, special interests, anxieties, sensory or dietary needs of the young people.

You will work as part of a large school team, comprising of specialist teachers, learning support assistants, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists; all of whom work towards the same goal of ensuring our pupils’ continuous progress and development.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have previous experience supporting young people with ASC
  • Have an understanding of the TEACCH principles and use of these within a specialist classroom
  • Have experience of creating sensory profiles,  minimising sensory distress, and improving sensory processing
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of a multi-disciplinary approach to learning, focussing on specific skills such as communication, signing, or role play, using approaches to develop sensory awareness and reduce anxiety

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later

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