OVERVIEW OF POST
The post holder will work with the Residential team within the Residential Department to deliver a highly structured programme of life, independence and work-related skills to residential students with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum (ASD) aged 8-19. The post holder will be expected to take undertake sleep-in duties according to a rota.
Senior LSTs take on additional responsibilities within the team and need to be flexible in working times and hours. They participate in the induction of new staff and provide guidance and support, and a model of good practice for other team members. All applicants must have NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Health and Social Care.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
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 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 Staff and Other 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.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SENIOR LST POSTS
To apply for this position please download the application form and, once complete return it to
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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.