OVERVIEW OF POST
The role will work with the Residential team within the Boarding Department to support residential students with Communication, Socialisation and Imagination Difficulties (CSID) aged 8-19 in their PSHE routines in the morning and evening, and monitor students whilst they are sleeping within the boarding house. Students have individualised, highly structured programmes of life, independence and work-related skills which the waking night employee will help to deliver.
Hours of Work - Monday to Thursday, 21:30 - 07:30 (40 hours per week, term time only).
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS OF THIS JOB
Knowledge and Understanding
Knowledge and understanding of the needs of students with ASD, the Residential Care curriculum, Connected Learning and Real World Learning curriculum as they operate in the school, Every Child Matters and residential care standards.
Planning and Setting Expectations
Contribute to the delivery of the Residential Care Curriculum. Ensure effective preparation and planning in compliance with the Centre’s ‘Assessment Pack’ systems.
Teaching and Managing Pupil Learning and Care
Support students to develop into autonomous and self-confident adults with the personal, physical and social skills necessary to live as full and independent a life as possible
Assessment and Evaluation
Ensure students’ needs and progress are effectively monitored and assessed in accordance with the Centre’s assessment systems.
Maintain accurate records to ensure that Records of Achievement and all pupil records effectively demonstrate achievement and progress.
Relations with Parents and Wider Community
Maintain regular, effective communication with parents and carers.
Managing Own Performance and Development
Evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of your practice and take responsibility for your own professional development. Undertake in-house and external training on any areas of work deemed appropriate by the school and Centre management.
Managing and Developing Other Staff and Adults
Promote good practice in all areas of care and curriculum delivery, guide and support new or inexperienced staff members and volunteers.
Manage effectively any resources that may be delegated to you, promote the efficient use of resources and contribute to the maintenance of a safe working environment for staff and students.
Provide a role model for students and newer or less experienced staff and contribute to the continual development of the service by offering suggestions for improvements.
Short listing is based on the extent to which candidates meet the criteria laid out below.
It is therefore helpful to address each element systematically within your application; demonstrating clearly your current status in regard to the relevant qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills.
The post holder will be expected to have NVQ level 3 in Health & Social Care.
Please let us know in your application about any previous experience you consider relevant to the post, especially:
Some knowledge of the issues relevant to working within special education is essential, and may require background reading prior to application.
Candidates must demonstrate some knowledge of
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Candidates must demonstrate the ability to
To apply for this position please download the application form and, once complete return it to
Claire.Edwards@ltcharity.org.uk together with a full CV.
Current research shows that only 15% of young people with an autism spectrum diagnosis are in sustained, full-time employment and we are passionate about changing that statistic.