BASIS (Brunel Autism Support & Inclusion Services) is part of the Brunel Academies Trust and provides a range of services for Children and Young People (CYP) across Swindon. At BASIS we strive to include all CYP and to meet their often very individual needs with a creative and innovative approach.
BASIS has many different elements to its structure and includes a range of provisions for CYP from the age of three upwards and currently, we are seeking to recruit a small team of Secondary SEND Teaching Assistants to join our Links Provision, an unregistered alternative provision with bespoke packages for a small cohort of secondary students in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5.
You will form a newly developing team, who are part of a wider network of experienced SEND professionals within BASIS at our Headlands Industrial Estate site. It is not essential you have SEND experience but would be beneficial if you have and this may be personally or professionally.
The attached job description will detail your role in full. But at a glance, some of the key fields you will be responsible for include (but are not limited to):
- Promote the inclusion and participation of all CYP with SEND/autism spectrum disorder or identified social communication and interaction difficulty and/or other additional needs ensuring they have equal opportunities to learn and develop
- To support teachers and leaders to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate the unique needs of the SEND/ASC/SCID learner to access intervention/therapy programmes and the curriculum.
- To contribute specifically to the creation of a supportive, nurturing environment for service users
- When needed, to act as escort in the transportation of students to and from the base
- Use SEND/ASC specific specialist skills to facilitate access where appropriate, access to the curriculum and maximise the independence of the student
- To keep records, contribute to reports and carry out assessments using a variety of media and evaluation strategies.
Our person specification attached will contain the full areas of skills and experience, but it is really important to us that you feel comfortable and confident in your role, so although you may not have everything desirable, there are some essential features our appointee will need to have and these include:
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Basic ICT skills
- Have some knowledge of the autistic profile of need
- Have good organisational and time management skills
- An effective English communicator both written and verbal
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
Hours: 32.5 pw
Training: It is important to us to ensure you feel valued and supported in this exciting, rewarding and important role that you undertake therefore, relative training will be provided to the appointed applicant upon starting.
Brunel Academies Trust is a rapidly developing Multi Academy Trust. We value our colleagues and the effort they put into our children and young people day in and out. Whether through continuous professional development (CPD) to feed your ambitions, personal and impartial support through challenging days or exciting and easy to use discounts to enjoy with friends and family, we have a package of excellent benefits which are available to all staff including:
- Support on continuous professional development (CPD) opportunities
- Brunel Perks – exclusive discounts on a range of products and retailers from cinema tickets, food shopping and holidays
- Discounts with Swindon Designer Outlet Village
- Carefirst – impartial counselling service in person, by video call or phone as well as a citizen’s advice function for advice and support on personal or professional queries
- Excellent pension scheme
- Free on-site parking
- Annual pay progression opportunities
Most importantly, we can promise that you will achieve a high level of job satisfaction through the professional family community our colleagues represent; and the positive impact your role will have on supporting and developing our children and young people’s futures. Your role matters.
To learn more about our Trust and our mission, please do visit our website at www. brunel.org.uk or for more information on this exciting opportunity please write to resourcing @brunel.org.uk
Brunel Academies Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people (CYP) and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, references and medical clearance. All references will be obtained prior to interview in line with Safer Recruitment and KCSIE.
Brunel Academies Trust is dedicated to the vision of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that reflects diversity from the communities it serves. We value the contributions of all colleagues from a wide range of backgrounds and actively seek to promote an environment which is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance.
Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, Brunel Academies Trust welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process that is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, pronouns preference, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy, paternity or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.