Assistive Technology Specialist (Permanent, full time, 8 weeks holiday)
Blossom House is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ specialist school for children aged 3 – 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Assistive Tech Specialist to join our Specific Learning Difficulties Team, supporting children who have speech, language and communication difficulties.
You will also be required to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, which includes Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Drama Therapists, Music Therapists and Art Therapists who aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
You will also be responsible for all SpLD software and first line of technical support for staff and pupils.
• A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
• Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.
• Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team.
• Continued professional development.
• Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Confidence, enthusiasm, great organisational skills and a passion for learning.
• Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
• The ability to build good working relationships with pupils and staff.
• The ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical colleagues.
• The ability to support pupils who have complex social communication needs.
• The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
• Preferably experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
• Experience of working with assistive technology.
The role is permanent, full-time (5 days per week) to be worked Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00,
8 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
Annual salary: Competitive Market Rate (dependent on experience)
Closing date: 1 November 2020
( (Early applications encouraged)
Start date: ASAP
If you wish to apply for this post, please download the application form and email your completed form detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the application activities detailed at the end of this document to the recruitment team.
For further information please contact Stephanie Wood.
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.
Blossom House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate with barred list information.