Special Support Assistant for PDA /Outreach

(Scale 1C\3 £18,007 - £19,339 per annum (FTE £21,029 - £22,585) inclusive of London Weighting Allowance )
Location: The postholder will work across both The Link Primary and Secondary School, Beddington, CR0 4PG, CRO 4PD Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

Closing Date: 13/05/2021


Job Description

Contract: Permanent & Fixed Term

Start date: September 2021, subject to clearance checks

We are looking to recruit Special Support Assistants to join our specialist flagship school based annex and outreach service for young people with ASD and Pathological Demand avoidance.

SSA (PDA) Job Description Primary Secondary combined

Person Specification

You will need a genuine belief in person centred learning with an ability to build strong relationships of trust with young people with high level anxieties as well as an ability to engage young people through their motivations and interests. It would be an advantage to have interests and skills that can be used in learner individual programmes, for example, sports, Information Technology and gaming or creative hobbies.

SSA (PDA) Person Specification Primary Secondary combined

Further Information

The Link Primary and Secondary School formulates part of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust providing non-residential, specialist teaching and therapy for up to 120 children aged 4-18 years whose primary need is Speech, Language and Communication. Many of the pupils are also on the autistic spectrum and have additional cognitive and sensory needs.

Application Guidance

To apply please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 12pm on Thursday 13th May

Interview date: Week beginning 17th May

OHC&AT are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

There is a lovely feeling at school, it is always very positive, warm and welcoming – Parent 

 

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