• Employer - North East Autism Society
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Department - Education
  • Location: - Durham/Newton Aycliffe
  • Salary - £16,120 per annum
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Sunday, 02 June 2019

Job Description

  £16,120 per annum with yearly incremental rises up to £17,206 (over four years)*.

  36 days generous annual leave entitlement.

  Full time, permanent position (37 hours per week) -  Monday to Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm

  Base in Durham/Newton Aycliffe but you will be required to work across the North  East area.

  A number of positions available

We are currently looking to recruit a number of Learning Support Assistants (Offsite Curriculum) to work within Education Services in Newton Aycliffe and Stockton.  

You will work as part of a team to support the Children and Adults with Autism and Neuro-diversity in all aspects of their everyday living, providing practical, functional and emotional support. You will provide embedded focused support to individual pupils during sessions, which support the individual’s independence, community inclusion, health and pathway for adulthood. Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing quality care and will need to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and resilience for what if often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. This position will be based in Durham/Newton Aycliffe, although the post holder will be required to travel to different locations. It is therefore essential that they hold a UK driving licence. 

We recognise that you may not have any direct or personal experience with Autism which is why we have developed a detailed training and induction programme. This provides you with a comprehensive welcome to working with Autism at NEAS including introducing you to Autism theory, communication, sensory and behaviour. If you have a passion for helping others and you are willing to learn more about Autism, then this could be the career you’ve been looking for.

In return we offer excellent terms and conditions. Joining our NEAS family will mean:

  • Working in a positive, friendly, rewarding environment, building your experience and career.
  • Dedicated support from our learning and development team who will work alongside you and your new line manager to enhance your career with our specialist training programmes.  This is just the start of your new career!
  • Having a hands-on role, valuing and supporting people. If you thrive on helping others, knowing everything you do is contributing to lives being changed then this could be the role for you.
  • Other benefits include a Bike-to-Work scheme, pension contributions, an annual staff awards evening recognising and rewarding staff achievements, 36 days holiday (pro-rata for part time roles).
  • Please see the job description and person specification listed under "documents" at the top of this page. Please use these in completing your application.

The North East Autism Society is a Disability Confident Employer which means we guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for this job vacancy.

The North East Autism Society is the leading voice concerning autism and neurodiversity in the north of England. Established over 30 years ago, we have a trusted reputation of providing a range of quality, specialist services for children, young people and adults leading happy, fulfilling and independent lives. With over 700 staff in more than 40 locations in the north east, we believe joining our NEAS family will not only provide you with a challenging and rewarding role but will help bring real life change for the incredible people we work with.

Contact information

A full job description and person specification is available to read/download from our website

Please contact our HR Department on 0191 4924387 if you have any queries.

Please note we are unable to accept a CV in place of an e-application. No 3rd party assistance required.

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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