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Driver & Learning Support - Full-time/Part-time

City of Rochester School, Cliffe Woods

  • Ref:KCC887-6011-45S
  • Posted:02/12/2021
  • Pay:£18,059 - £20,869 (not pro-rata'd!)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/12/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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“A good school with outstanding Pupil Personal Development and Leadership” Ofsted 2021

The City of Rochester School is a specialist independent school for children, young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Now is an exciting time to join this wonderful school. We believe that personalised teaching and learning in an autism specific environment allows pupils’ individual needs to be met and their capabilities fully realised. Our vision is powerful and ambitious.

We are seeking a learning support specialists who are also able to drive, to join us at City of Rochester School, Cliffe Woods, Rochester in Kent. 

We offer:

  • An actual salary of up to £25,000 depending on experience and qualifications
  • Employer’s pension contribution of 3%
  • All school holidays plus up to 10 additional days holiday entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Full induction programme
  • Monthly professional training and development
  • 8 Inset Days with a focus on autism best practice and curriculum knowledge and development
  • Career progression routes from Learning Support, to Higher Level Teaching Assistance to Unqualified Teacher to fully qualified teacher status for the right candidate

We aim to:

  • provide excellence in education outcomes for all children
  • develop independence and self-advocacy
  • help children develop socially, emotionally and personally


As a driver you will transport children (in company vehicles) to and from placements, school visits and be part of our learning support team. You will be highly motivated to support students with special needs, 1:1 and as part of a team, inside and outside the classroom to make progress and fulfil their potential.

The role will be mainly driving, but while on visits you will support the children as well as any non-driving time will be spent supporting pupils in the classroom. 

You should:

  • Be at least 21 years of age (for insurance purposes)
  • Hold a license (category B) for at least 12 months, the license must not have:
      • More than 6 points
      • Have any drink/drive endorsements
      • Have a ban within the last 5 years
      • Have more than two current speeding endorsements
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with learners and their parents/carers
  • Ability to work with parents
  • Ability, patience and judgement to manage behaviour

It would be preferable if you also held a D1 licence.

Hours of work are between 8.30am and 4.30pm. 

The City of Rochester School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

 

Recruitment during COVID-19: Due to the current situation, it will not be possible to visit the school but we would encourage you to look at the website and call or email to discuss the role further. Candidates may be interviewed via remote video link and further information on the interview itself will be discussed if your application is shortlisted.

 

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications.  We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Information about the school

The City of Rochester School is a specialist independent school for children, young people and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

Now is an exciting time to join this wonderful school in its development and growth. We believe that personalised teaching and learning in an autism specific environment allows students’ individual needs to be met and their capabilities fully realised. Our vision is powerful and ambitious.

The City of Rochester School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

The following policies are available on the school website: ~Safeguarding Policy ~ Whistleblowing Poilicy

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).