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Autism Support Worker.3895

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Closed for applications on 17/09/2021 23:59
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Social Care - Children Service
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"Northumbria House, Cramlington"
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17 Sep

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Autism Support Worker – 37 hours per week Term Time only plus 5 days

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland, if you are dynamic, dedicated and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you. Who is Northumberland County Council (NCC)? Northumberland is world renowned as a visitor destination and is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis?

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

The Northumberland Autism Support Service is currently made up of 6 qualified teachers who provide a range of advice, support and training for schools and settings throughout Northumberland. The day-to-day operational management and organisation of the team is the responsibility of the Autism Lead Practitioner who in turn reports to the High Incidence Needs Team (HINT) Manager. The service operates from a centralised base in Cramlington working peripatetically into schools and settings across Northumberland.

For further information about the Northumberland Autism Support Service please click here

The role

Northumberland County Council’s Autism Support Service is looking to appoint four Autism Support Workers. These are newly created posts within the service which offer an exciting opportunity for highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative individuals who are committed to promoting and developing the highest possible quality of educational provision for children and young people with social communication needs/autism.

The Autism Support Service is a peripatetic team working with school staff and multi-disciplinary professionals to assess the needs of learners (predominantly between the ages of 3 and 16 years old) with Autism/social communication needs and subsequently support the school or setting in the implementation and evaluation of appropriate strategies and approaches to meet identified needs. We place a strong emphasis on building capacity within schools through a process of consultation, modelling and training.

The Autism Support Workers will work under the direction of Specialist Teacher for Autism to upskill staff in schools and settings to meet the needs of children and young people with Autism or social communication needs. This will involve a range of key duties such as:

· modelling the use of evidence-based strategies, approaches and intervention programmes in settings and schools across Northumberland.

· Working directly with designated pupils in settings either individually or in small groups, dependent on the level of complex needs.

· Assisting pupils in developing an insight into their diagnosis through the identification of their strengths and differences.

· Liaising as necessary with all staff involved with designated pupils, offering advice and strategies to develop and maintain consistent approaches to enable the successful inclusion of children and young people with ASD/Social Communication needs in schools and settings.

· Contributing to the development of Individual Support Plans through the identification of appropriate outcomes and providing strategies and resources related to the delivery of the plan.

· Being responsible for the planning and delivery of programmes of work to develop social communication skills, language skills and social/emotional skills.

· Maintaining agreed service records.

· Liaison with parents/carers

For details of essential and desirable skills and experience applicable to the post, and more detail about the key duties and responsibilities, please see the attached Job Description and for an informal discussion about the post, please contact Fiona Tarn, High Incidence Needs Team Manager Email: Fiona.Tarn@northumberland.gov.uk


This is a 37 hour per week post, term time only + 5 days. The salary is £19055 - 21038

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Jag Stockham (Trans HR Support Officer) jag.stockham@northumberland.gov.uk . We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please contact Fiona Tarn or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

The closing date is 17 September 2021 at 11.59pm

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