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.

 

Ascent Extra Limited – Activity Assistants

Post:

Activity Assistants

Grade:

Grade F: PT 21 (£10.34/hr)

Hours:

Casual

Location:

Barbara Priestman Academy

Responsible to:

Short Break Provision Lead

Closing date:

Wednesday 8th November 2017 at 12 noon

As part of the Ascent Extra Limited outreach programme, Saturday and holiday club provision is provided at Barbara Priestman Academy for around 40 young people with a range of learning difficulties. We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and hard-working activity assistants who have well-developed communication skills, are professional in their duties and who have experience of working with young people with special needs. The successful candidates will be required to provide a range of suitable activities eg art and crafts, cookery, games. Some roles include lifeguard duties or provision of small animal care so qualifications in either of these areas would be an advantage.
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, FAO Adam Raine

Interviews:  Friday 24th November 2017

Ash Trees Academy – Teaching Assistants

Post:

Teaching Assistants

Grade:

Grade D, PT15 – PT17 (£12674 – £13194)

Hours/ Weeks:

32.5 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Ash Trees Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 7th November 2017 at 12 noon

Ash Trees Academy is a primary special academy catering for up to 150 pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties and those with autism. It is part of the Ascent Academies Trust, comprising five special academies.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who will be responsible for supporting individuals and small groups, in addition to working with whole class groups. As this post is working within a primary age setting recent experience is this area is essential. Candidates should be well organised and be able to work as part of a team, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be flexible. Candidates will possess GCSE A*-C or equivalent in Maths and English and will also possess an NVQ3 teaching assistant qualification or equivalent.

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.

Interviews: Monday 21st November 2017

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:

Wednesday 30th November 2017 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 – Teaching Assistants (Temporary)

Post:

Teaching Assistants (Temporary)

Grade:

Grade D: 37 hours – £14,176 – £14,831 pa (Actual Salary)

                 32.5 hours – £12,451 – £13,027 pa (Actual Salary)

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours or 32.5 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

Location:

Portland Academy

Responsible to:

Head of Academy

Closing date:

Monday 31st October 2017 at 12 noon

Portland Academy is a successful secondary special academy for students aged 11-19. The population is predominantly students with severe or profound learning difficulties and those with associated autism. It is part of the Ascent Academies Trust, comprising five special academies across the region. As part of the staff team, you will play a key role in the achievement of small groups of students.

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

The above post is temporary for 2 terms.

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, FAO Adam Raine

Interviews: Friday 10th November 2017

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.