Start Date: Immediate
Pay: £16,150 pa (actual term time only salary)
We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic full time Tutor (Teaching Assistant) to work in our independent school for children with autism.
You will be working with children with autism on a 1:1 basis, implementing learning and behaviour programs set by our qualified teachers and behaviour specialists using techniques based on the principles of ABA.
You will work in small teams, ensuring the daily needs of our pupils are met in a professional, competent, safe and fun school environment.
You will need to be creative, energetic and committed to engaging a pupil whilst monitoring their progress.
The ideal candidate will be passionate about making a difference to children's lives by enabling them to learn, thrive and achieve.
Full training will be provided and there are great opportunities for career progression. Ideally you will have experience of working with children and have great communication skills. You will have a real enthusiasm for working with children with SEN; you will be reliable, and will thrive in a team environment.
The position is full time, term time only, 9-5 Monday to Thursday and 9-4.15 Friday, 39 weeks per year.
Salary is £16,150pa (actual salary).
The Quest School is legally obligated to process an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before making appointments to relevant posts.
The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings, and any other information held by local police that's considered relevant to the role. Any information that is "protected" under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 will not appear on a DBS certificate.
For posts in regulated activity, the DBS check will include a relevant barred list check (Children's and/or Adults barred list check depending on the role).
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, employment status, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, nationality, pregnancy and maternity, religious belief or non-belief, responsibility for dependants, sexual orientation, social background, trade union or political activity or any other reasons which cannot be shown or justified.
Closing Date: 28/10/2021 at 15:00
Information about the school
Quest School is an independent specialist school, registered to take pupils from age 5-19 years, across the autistic spectrum. Our last Ofsted inspection in May 2018 rated us 'Outstanding' across all areas.
Quest was founded in 2003 by a group of parents and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) professionals, seeking to create a specialist learning environment, designed around the specific needs of pupils with autism.
The ABA approach is foundational to every aspect of learning within the school and uses a structured teaching approach built on the principles of behaviour science. Quest is the only ABA school in Kent - there are only a handful of other ABA schools across the UK.
Regardless of ability level, pupils at Quest School have made outstanding progress in all areas of learning. For some, this is achieving everyday tasks independently; for others, it is achieving nationally recognised accreditation at Key Stage 4 and 5. All pupils at Quest have a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Education, Health and Care Plan and consequently, places are agreed and funded by Local Authorities rather than individual fee-paying places.
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.