Autism Specialist Teacher – SLD

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SLD Autism Specialist Teacher for Young Adults

St. John’s College, Brighton

8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri

£28,000- £33,000.00, depending on experience.
This position is to start ASAP on an interim contract up to one year in duration, further opportunities may be available thereafter. (part-time teaching arrangement maybe considered)

We are looking for a versatile teacher who has the skills to teach a range of subjects but holds a particular specialism working with young people who have Severe Learning Difficulties, to join our vibrant college community in the heart of Brighton. You will need the skills to teach across our cohort i.e., pre-entry level to level 2 and to help improve independance and quality of life for young people with learning disabilities. This is an opportunity to make a real difference, to work with some extraordinary young people with additional needs and to inspire them to be the very best they can be.

This role will see you plan and deliver lessons that are good to outstanding, identifying individual learning objectives to ensure that learners are stretched to meet their full potential. You will have high expectations of learners, and effectively track their progress and assess the impact of your teaching. You will deliver practical life and functional skills with a strong focus on developing effective communication skills to meet learner needs, interests and aspirations. You will be required to deliver accreditation at Entry level and meet the quality assurance standards of Awarding Bodies and Autism Accreditation with support from colleagues.

We aim to be a regional and national leader in transforming the lives of young people with complex learning needs through an innovative, evidence-based and compassionate approach to education.

• We promote well-being, the basis of effective learning.

• We develop communication, the basis of engagement in society.

• We focus on skill development, the basis of a productive life.

• At all times we promote independence, a fundamental human right

• We passionately believe that all our learners can access the world of work, in some form, during their lives.

St. John’s is committed to the safeguarding and protection of young people, vulnerable adults and children. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join our staff team and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from people who are currently underrepresented in our staff team and will invite for interview all candidates who meet the role criteria and identify as disabled and/or from a Black, Asian, or minority ethnic background. St. John’s school and College are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation

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