//]]> The National Autistic Society

Class Teacher

Location: Hertfordshire

Closing Date: 31 December 2021

Interview date (w/c): TBC

Salary (or hourly rate): £26,948 to £38,174

Contract Type: Full Time

Hours per week: 9am to 4pm

Class Teacher

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

  • Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
  • Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
  • Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme
 

Teacher

Division / Function: Schools

Reports To : Deputy Principal

Why

Job Summary:

·         To be responsible for high quality, autism specific education and development of a class / group of pupils with ASD.

·         Ensure the quality of teaching and learning meets statutory requirements.

·         Ensure continuity across the 24 hour curriculum and contribute to joint planning

 

What

Principle Accountabilities

·         Provide the highest standard of support, assisting pupils in achieving their maximum potential through the implementation of the SPELL framework

·         Plan, develop and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum

·         Devise and implement an Personalised Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and update the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in liaison with the multidisciplinary team.

·         To assume responsibility for classroom management including the environment, staff and pupils.

·         Develop a provision of the highest possible quality of education and maintain a supportive atmosphere, ensuring the safety, protection and wellbeing of each pupil.

·         Manage and develop curricular areas and monitor teaching standards for these areas (England and Wales only)

·         Assist in the development of the Curriculum

·         Report on and discuss pupil’s attainment, achievement and progress with parents and any other bodies that have statutory functions

·         Be responsible for monitoring, assessing, reporting, recording and evaluation of learning experiences.

·         Manage a designated budget as required

Job Descriptions only reflect 80% of a role, and are not an exhaustive list of duties. You are expected to carry out other activities that are within the scope of the role.

 

How

I am committed to making a difference

 

I commit to NAS aims, objectives and values.  I display a positive approach in the way I work and contribute to the wider needs of the organisation and its stakeholders either directly or indirectly.  At work I overcome difficulties, setbacks and pressure, to get things done because I understand the impact of autism.  I recognise and encourage commitment in others.

 

·         Ability to think creatively and inspire others

 

How

Context

I maximise service users’ quality of life

 

I work with key people to protect and further the interests of service users. I engage and facilitate people with autism to enhance and promote their independence and quality of life. I use SPELL consistently to create structure, predictability and bring about positive engagement. Using a person centred approach and appropriate communication; I create positive experiences, opportunities and develop service users.

I communicate effectively

 

I use appropriate methods, styles and language to communicate to different audiences.  I communicate succinctly using clear language.  I listen and take account of others’ views and needs.  I show understanding and use logic to communicate.  I check that others have received and understood the intended message.

I develop people’s performance

 

I allocate work, agree objectives and delegate as appropriate.  I understand and consistently apply performance management processes and evaluate outcomes.  I am not afraid to tackle difficult issues with people / performance.  I give clear feedback and understand when and how to tell people what they need to do.  I maximise individuals’ performance by coaching and supporting them to develop.

I adapt to changing priorities

 

I adopt a flexible, proactive approach to get the job done.  I am responsive to change and recognise when tasks are urgent and / or important, taking appropriate action.  I prioritise activities and know when to say ‘no’.  I deal positively with last minute changes and interruptions.  I look for practical solutions and know when to find different ways to achieve an objective.

I develop new and existing activities

 

I promote, develop and grow NAS services and reach.  I identify gaps in our activities and services, making the case for growth.  I know when to share what works well and when something new is needed.  I think creatively and practically about NAS activities and services.  I seek best practice, building on others’ new, alternative ideas and ways of doing things.

I cooperate with others to work safely

 

I understand the health and safety risks associated with my job and work responsibly with others to reduce them. I have a positive attitude to safety that causes me to care about the wellbeing of others as well as myself.

 

Interfaces

Context

Internal

•  All Staff

 

External

·         Parents

·         Visitors

Environment

 

Work (School)

Travel (occasional)

Hours (Full time, 5 days per week)

 

Scope

Financial (Impact /Budget)

People (Direct / Indirectly Manage)

Resources (Equipment / Facilities)

 

Safeguarding Responsibilities

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Education, Certification & Experience

·         Appropriate recognised teaching qualification

·         Qualified teacher status

·         Driving licence desirable

·         Relevant experience (minimum 1 year)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teacher

Division / Function: Schools

Reports To : Deputy Principal

Why

Job Summary:

·         To be responsible for high quality, autism specific education and development of a class / group of pupils with ASD.

·         Ensure the quality of teaching and learning meets statutory requirements.

·         Ensure continuity across the 24 hour curriculum and contribute to joint planning

 

What

Principle Accountabilities

·         Provide the highest standard of support, assisting pupils in achieving their maximum potential through the implementation of the SPELL framework

·         Plan, develop and deliver a broad and balanced curriculum

·         Devise and implement an Personalised Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and update the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) in liaison with the multidisciplinary team.

·         To assume responsibility for classroom management including the environment, staff and pupils.

·         Develop a provision of the highest possible quality of education and maintain a supportive atmosphere, ensuring the safety, protection and wellbeing of each pupil.

·         Manage and develop curricular areas and monitor teaching standards for these areas (England and Wales only)

·         Assist in the development of the Curriculum

·         Report on and discuss pupil’s attainment, achievement and progress with parents and any other bodies that have statutory functions

·         Be responsible for monitoring, assessing, reporting, recording and evaluation of learning experiences.

·         Manage a designated budget as required

Job Descriptions only reflect 80% of a role, and are not an exhaustive list of duties. You are expected to carry out other activities that are within the scope of the role.

 

How

I am committed to making a difference

 

I commit to NAS aims, objectives and values.  I display a positive approach in the way I work and contribute to the wider needs of the organisation and its stakeholders either directly or indirectly.  At work I overcome difficulties, setbacks and pressure, to get things done because I understand the impact of autism.  I recognise and encourage commitment in others.

 

·         Ability to think creatively and inspire others

 

How

Context

I maximise service users’ quality of life

 

I work with key people to protect and further the interests of service users. I engage and facilitate people with autism to enhance and promote their independence and quality of life. I use SPELL consistently to create structure, predictability and bring about positive engagement. Using a person centred approach and appropriate communication; I create positive experiences, opportunities and develop service users.

I communicate effectively

 

I use appropriate methods, styles and language to communicate to different audiences.  I communicate succinctly using clear language.  I listen and take account of others’ views and needs.  I show understanding and use logic to communicate.  I check that others have received and understood the intended message.

I develop people’s performance

 

I allocate work, agree objectives and delegate as appropriate.  I understand and consistently apply performance management processes and evaluate outcomes.  I am not afraid to tackle difficult issues with people / performance.  I give clear feedback and understand when and how to tell people what they need to do.  I maximise individuals’ performance by coaching and supporting them to develop.

I adapt to changing priorities

 

I adopt a flexible, proactive approach to get the job done.  I am responsive to change and recognise when tasks are urgent and / or important, taking appropriate action.  I prioritise activities and know when to say ‘no’.  I deal positively with last minute changes and interruptions.  I look for practical solutions and know when to find different ways to achieve an objective.

I develop new and existing activities

 

I promote, develop and grow NAS services and reach.  I identify gaps in our activities and services, making the case for growth.  I know when to share what works well and when something new is needed.  I think creatively and practically about NAS activities and services.  I seek best practice, building on others’ new, alternative ideas and ways of doing things.

I cooperate with others to work safely

 

I understand the health and safety risks associated with my job and work responsibly with others to reduce them. I have a positive attitude to safety that causes me to care about the wellbeing of others as well as myself.

 

Interfaces

Context

Internal

•  All Staff

 

External

·         Parents

·         Visitors

Environment

 

Work (School)

Travel (occasional)

Hours (Full time, 5 days per week)

 

Scope

Financial (Impact /Budget)

People (Direct / Indirectly Manage)

Resources (Equipment / Facilities)

 

Safeguarding Responsibilities

The NAS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Education, Certification & Experience

·         Appropriate recognised teaching qualification

·         Qualified teacher status

·         Driving licence desirable

·         Relevant experience (minimum 1 year)

 

 

 

 

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