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 and Ash Trees Academies – Speech and Language Therapist

Post:

Speech and Language Therapist

Grade:

PT 30 – PT 47 (Band 6/7 equivalent)

Actual salary £23,123 – £36,180 per annum

Hours/Weeks:

37 hours per week, Term time only 39 weeks

3 days at Hope Wood Academy, 2 days at Ash Trees Academy

Location:

Hope Wood and Ash Trees Academies

Responsible to:

Heads of Academy

Closing date:

Tuesday 4th September 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 post holder will develop the provision of speech & language therapy within the academies, working closely with staff, parents and a range of external professionals. The post holder will manage the communication needs of the whole academy along with an appropriate clinical caseload in each of the academies. The post holder will work with a communication assistant in each academy in order to support and deliver intervention.

We are seeking to appoint an individual with;

  • Substantial experience of working within the field of Special Educational Needs (3-5 year)

  • 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

There will be access to external clinical supervision on a 1:1 basis along with access to peer supervision groups within the North East. There will be access to support from SALT colleagues with the Trust as appropriate.

For further discussions about the post please contact: Diane Dixon SALT 0191 5536000

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 HR Department. Candidates who have not been contacted by the interview date can assume they have been unsuccessful.

Interviews: To be confirmed

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.