Specialist Teaching Staff

Recruitment of Specialist Teaching staff is due to the phenomenal growth of this dynamic and unique school for individuals with Autism and other associated communication challenges. A 3rd sector provider serving six local authorities across the Midlands offers the opportunity to start or develop your career in specialist education.

Role Title: Specialist Teaching Staff
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm (37.5 hrs per week)
Holidays: 9 weeks holiday to include 2 training days plus any bank holidays that fall within term time.

Core Purpose of the Role:

To support the Unit Head in ensuring the efficient and effective running of the department to meet the day to day needs of the pupils

Principle Accountabilities and Dimensions:


Commitment to undertake appropriate professional development to acquire the necessary knowledge of autism, curriculum, (including the National Curriculum and ABA principles and practice) and to support the teaching of children and young people with autism.

Teaching and Learning:

Key worker for one child in the department responsible for ensuring department head, specialists consultants’ recommendations, directions and programmes are carried out to ensure a pupil’s curriculum is delivered utilising good ABA principles and practice and also PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).
Responsible for delivering 1:1 sessions or group sessions with other pupils in class in a variety of settings.
To provide personal care (e.g. toileting, nappy changing and feeding) for pupils within the school.
To supervise indoor/outdoor activities for pupils.
Responsible for safeguarding the health and safety of pupils, including maintaining a physically safe environment and completing risk assessments as appropriate.
Care and development of children with complex needs.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Data collection / Assessment / Reviews:

Ensure that pupil progress is collected, summed and graphed.
Responsible for regularly communicating data to unit head, and behavioural specialists.
Ensuring compliance with data protection and confidentiality policies and procedures.
Ensuring all paperwork concerning key child is in order, up-to-date and stored appropriately.
Resourceful and reactive but able to follow direction.


Responsible for production, organisation and maintenance of appropriate teaching materials and resources to support access to the curriculum and a pupil’s personalised targets.
To undertake any other appropriate responsibilities and duties that may arise as required.

Qualifications or experience preferred but not essential as full training will be given

If you are interested in the above position please forward a copy of your CV and a cover letter to s.gallagher@ipschool.co.uk