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We are currently looking to recruit a highly motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic full time Tutor (teaching assistant).
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.
Ideally you will have experience of working with children and have good communication skills both written and verbal.
Full training will be provided and there are great opportunities for career progression. Enthusiasm, reliability, being a team player and a self starter are key skills required for the role.
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).
Quest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.
All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.
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.
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.
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