Vacancies

The Ascent Academies’ Trust is a small but growing partnership of Special Academies in the North East which aims to develop special needs provision across the region. The Trust has a high focus on providing high quality professional development opportunities for all staff.

Hope Wood Academy – Care Assistants (Temporary)

Post:

Care Assistants (Temporary)

Grade:

Grade C: PT11 – PT13 (actual salary £13,360 – £13,938)

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Hope Wood Academy

Responsible to

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Wednesday 7th February 2018

Hope Wood Academy is an all age special academy in Easington, Co Durham. It is part of the Ascent Academies Trust, which comprises five special academies in the North East. As part of the staff team you will play a key role in the achievement and development of students.

Candidates should have a good understanding of students with a wide range of SEN, including meeting their welfare needs. Candidates will possess GCSE A*-G or equivalent in Maths and English.

Job Description      Person Specification      Application Form

Completed applications are to be returned via email to HR@ascenttrust.org or direct to Human Resources, Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland SR3 2NQ

Interview Date: Monday 26th February 2018

Hope Wood Academy – Teaching Assistants (Permanent & Temporary)

Post:

Teaching Assistants (Permanent & Temporary)

Grade:

Grade D: PT 15 – PT 17 (actual salary £14,429 – £15,021)

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Hope Wood Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Thursday 1st February at 12 noon

Hope Wood Academy is an all age special academy in Easington, Co Durham. It is part of the Ascent Academies Trust, which comprises five special academies in the North East. As part of the staff team you will play a key role in the achievement and development of students.

Candidates should be well organised, be able to work as part of a team and have a good understanding of students with ASD or SLD/PMLD, complex learning needs and challenging behaviours. Candidates will possess GCSE A*-C or equivalent in Maths and English and possess an NVQ3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent.

Job Description      Person Specification      Application Form

Please indicate on your application whether you would like to apply for the permanent, temporary or both roles. Completed applications are to be returned via email to HR@ascenttrust.org or direct to Human Resources, Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland SR3 2NQ.

Interview Date: Friday 9th February 2018

Hope Wood and Ash Trees Academies – Speech and Language Therapist

Post:

Speech and Language Therapist

Grade:

PT30 – PT47 (Band 6/7 Equivalent)

Actual Salary £18,381 – £28,760

Hours/Weeks:

30 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

4 days per week – 2 days at each academy

Location:

Hope Wood and Ash Trees Academies

Responsible to:

Heads of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 19th February 2018 at 12 noon

The Ascent Academies’ Trust is a partnership of five special academies in the North East, which provides and develops special needs provision across the region.

The Trust is committed to providing excellent speech, language and social communication skills to students. The postholder will lead the speech & language therapy service in the academies and carry an appropriate clinical caseload.

We are seeking to appoint an individual with;

  • Clinical speciality in autism and substantial experience of working within this field

  • Experience of communication models

  • Ability to deliver training and coaching to staff

  • Ability to work on own initiative and form networks with other professionals

  • HPC and RLSLT registration

 Job Description    Person Specification      Application Form

Completed applications are to be returned via email to HR@ascenttrust.org or direct to Human Resources, Portland Academy, Weymouth Road, Sunderland SR3 2NQ, FAO Adam Raine

Portland Academy – Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

Post:

Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants

Grade:

Grade A: £2,088 pa (Actual Salary)

Hours/Weeks:

6.25 hours per week, Term time only 38 weeks

Location:

Portland Academy

Responsible to:

Senior Lunchtime Supervisory Assistant

Closing date:

When filled

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, hardworking, efficient and highly motivated Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants.  Experience of working with students with special needs is desirable.

Job Description      Person Specification      Application Form

Completed applications are to be returned by email to HR@ascenttrust.org or direct to Human Resources at Portland Academy

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people with Special Needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Trust safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.