Reference number: SC05077
Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.
Southwark Autism Support Team (AST) is a peripatetic advisory service based in the SEN department of Children’s and Adults services. The AST offers support to all Southwark Primary Schools and our remit is to support staff to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence in addressing the teaching, learning and well-being of autistic children.
We are looking for a highly motivated and inspirational qualified teacher with specific expertise and knowledge of supporting autistic students. The individual will have an appreciation of the barriers that autistic pupils may experience in accessing and participating in learning and have exceptional communication skills to challenge, motivate and inspire SENCO’s, teachers and teaching assistants to.
You will be joining a friendly, supportive, yet small team. We consist of specialist teachers, specialist teaching assistants, an early year’s autism support officer, post diagnosis autism support worker and a specialist SALT/Manager.
The AST has a significant training portfolio and within the last year we have become an Autism Education Trust (AET) Training Partner and promote this within our offer of support.
The successful candidate will have a commitment to inclusive education for all students and be able to inspire this in those staff they support.
You will be able to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, for oral and written communications.
You will have an ability to work independently, and high levels of efficiency and self-organisation is essential.
Southwark is renowned for its cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity and applicants are required to demonstrate competence in working within a diverse context.
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
Good standards of written and spoken English is required
This is for a fixed term full time contract to cover a secondment until 1 August 2023.
Interview date: 12 October 2022.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.