Special needs Primary Teacher - Autism, Full time

Posted 23 January by Veritas Education Recruitment Ltd

An "Outstanding" Special Needs School in Burley is seeking to appoint a specialist SEN Teacher to join their team ASAP until Easter initialy. The school cater to primary pupils with a range of needs, however the majority of pupils are on the autistic spectrum. As a result the school are seeking to appoint an ASD Teacher who can take over and continue the good work established by the current incumbent.

This position has arisen due to a member of staff having an upcoming surgery. The role will last for the remainder of the term as a minimum, there is a distinct possibility that the current incumbent may decide not to return.

The role offers the opportunity to work with an established, hard-working and highly adaptable team of three specialist Teaching Assistants (TAs) and a higher level teaching assistant (HLTA). The team are very friendly and have a great understanding of the needs and characteristics of the children in class. This coupled with the schools highly praised SLT, excellent CPD and effective assessment and data systems will ensure a comprehensive and smooth handover.

All applicants must have recent experience teaching students with autism, ideally within a specialist SEN environment or primary school. Good to Outstanding primary teachers with recent experience teaching a pupil or pupils with more complex learning needs/autism in a mainstream school will be considered although the school are clear that the challenge will be difficult initially.

The class consists of seven pupils who range in age between 7 and 8 abut have been grouped in accordance with their academic and social development. The school itself has been heavily invested in over the last few years and facilities are exceptional. Parking is plentiful and the school can easily be accessed from East lancashire, Preston as well as North Manchester and the surrounding areas due to excellent road and public transport links.

The ideal candidate would have:
A proven record of teaching SEN students with autism
A good understanding of P levels and the Key Stage 1 national curriculum
The ability to prepare and teach effective lessons taking into account the individual needs of learners
A clear understanding of TEACCH practices and ABA techniques
Have a basic understanding of PECS and Makaton
A creative approach to lesson planning
A patient, calm and engaging classroom manner
Strong communication and team leadership skills
Full teacher status
Registered DBS or be prepared to carry out a new DBS application

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR VERITAS EDUCATION

  • All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy
  • Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history where possible and all employment breaks must be explained
  • You must have legal right to work in the UK
  • You must be willing to attend a registration interview

Veritas Education work with a variety of schools covering a wide geographical area. We deal with teaching placements at Primary, Secondary and college level as well as support staff positions also within these.

Disclaimer

'Nothing within the above advert was in any way designed or intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Veritas Education is an Equal opportunities employer and is proud in the knowledge that all placements are made on merit and suitability. We accept applications from all sections of the community.'

Reference: 34292722

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