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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Dragon Court, 1 Woolsthorpe Close, Nottingham, Notts, NG8 3BP 


Closing date:10 December 2019 at midnight 

The starting salary is £25,295 (Level One) rising to £26,999 (Level Two) on the first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).  
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…    
Have you significant experience of working with early years and/or primary aged children with autism and are looking for a new challenge? Do you have high expectations and are you committed to improving outcomes for early years children and children in primary school? Do you have the flexibility to work across a range of settings including nurseries and schools to ensure autistic children can access the learning environment?    
Would you welcome the opportunity to be working within a successful, well-established autism team, supporting settings to meet the needs of autistic children, working in partnership with families and developing new strategies? The autism team is part of the Inclusive Education Service. The team works with the children who present with the most significant and challenging needs relating to autism.    Are you committed to continual professional development and exploring innovative ways of working?     
We are looking to appoint for February 2020 a highly motivated and experienced support worker who can work in partnership with nurseries, schools and families to facilitate transition between settings and provide support so that autistic children are school ready.    
Interviews will be held in the week beginning 16th December 2019.    
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors.   
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.    
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!   
Nottingham City Council is committed to recruiting a talented workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We are a fair and inclusive employer and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and with different abilities. We recruit for diversity and value difference. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.    
• Relevant qualification such as: Level 3 NCFE CACHE Award in supporting teaching and learning in schools, Level 3 certificate in supporting teaching and learning in schools, Level 3 NCFE CACHE diploma in specialist support for teaching and learning in schools, relevant Foundation Degree relating to childcare and education.
• Substantial experience (more than 5 years) of working with children with SEND and autism in education and/or childcare setting
• Sound knowledge of recognised strategies to support pupils with autism
• Experience of working in partnerships with parents / carers
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both orally and in writing
• Driving licence and access to a car for work purposes
For more information, please view the Job Description and Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact recruiting manager - Judith Morgan, Tel: 0115 876 5311 Email:
Useful information for Applicants:
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes.
You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. As a result of our commitment, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias. The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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