Senior Learning Support Assistant
Who we are:
The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.
We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.
We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.
We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.
Who we are looking for:
Radlett Lodge School is a forward thinking, NAS Independent School, catering for students with autism spectrum disorder and associated complex communication needs, aged 4 – 19. We currently provide day placements for 52 students and residential accommodation for up to 12. We offer flexi-boarding for pupils attending the school. Therapeutic services are embedded across our school day and curriculum, with the aim to deliver the highest level of education and experiences and ensure the best outcomes for every young person. If you are enthusiastic, passionate about improving the lives of people with autism, and have excellent communication skills, then this could be the job for you.
• To provide the highest standard of support to Autistic children, as well as other complex needs (where appropriate) such as PDA, OCD and ADHD.
• To support them in achieving positive and meaningful outcomes in line with their education and care plans and through the implementation of the SPELL framework
• To work in a non-confrontational and non-directive way to ensure individual needs are met
• To promote best practice safeguarding arrangements throughout all work activities
What we can offer you:
• Excellent induction, training and development programme including Autism specific interventions and NAS conference opportunities
• Reflective supervision, mentoring and coaching
• Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits(e.g. childcare voucher and cycle to work schemes)
• Access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling programme
• Pension scheme
• 25 days annual leave
• Career progression opportunities
Closing Date: 30th November 2021
Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome.
The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.