Vacancy Details

Autism Practitioner (Outreach)

Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
Dep on qualifications, skills and experience + Teachers’ Pension Scheme
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Autism Practitioner (Outreach)

Salary: Dep on qualifications, skills and experience + Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 42 weeks per year + 10 weeks holiday

Type: Permanent

Holidays: School holidays (Stockport LEA)

Role Summary

We are recruiting for an Autism Practitioner to support our Outreach Service in this newly created position. The successful candidate will form an integral part of the broader Outreach service delivering to young people, their families and professionals.  Our services are commissioned on a local, regional and national basis.


  • Teaching Degree or equivalent

  • Previous experience of teaching and supporting children and young people across the full spectrum of Autism Spectrum Conditions in a variety of settings

  • Experience of supporting the broader cohort of children and young people with high-needs, low-incidence SEND including those with complex communication needs and/or behaviour that challenges and complex medical needs

  • Experience of differentiating the curriculum so that it fits an outreach and peripatetic model for children and young people with complex needs

  • Experience of IEP’s ILP’s and EHCP’s

  • Ability to work as part of a broader Outreach Services team

  • Ability to use own initiative and be self-directed

  • Ability to manage risk and work with others to ensure the effective safeguarding of children and young people with complex needs

  • Strong written and report writing skills

  • Knowledge of behaviour management strategies

  • Confident presentation and communication skills

  • Knowledge of issues of confidentiality and GDPR processes

  • Good organisational/time management skills and ability to manage a busy outreach caseload and training programme

  • Knowledge of all relevant legislation and national developments in the area of SEND including (but not limited to) the Children & Families Act, Care Act, SEN Code of Practice and Working Together to Safeguard Children and all other relevant safeguarding legislation and policy

  • This role is term-time only but some working within the school holidays is required in order to perform this job role.Some weekend and evening working may also, from time to time be required to perform this job role

About Seashell Trust

Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School, and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

We provide an outstanding care environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students.

As part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!

We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.

This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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