Autism Team Leader

Job Description

About the employer:

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…
Nottingham City Council is known for inclusivity and innovation, and we are continually working around the clock to deliver 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.

About the role:

We have a fantastic opportunity, due to retirement, for an experienced teacher to lead and innovative Autism team as part of the Nottingham City SEND Support Service, from September 2022.  The role is to lead and work within a well-established and highly rated Autism team, working with autistic children and young people, their families and professionals involved in their educational settings.  The team works in collaboration with the wider SEND Support Services as a whole, and other Local Authority provision, such as health and social care.  The Autism team is made up of teachers and transition support workers.
We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and experienced teacher who can work in partnership with schools, settings and families to promote the achievement, inclusion and independence of children and young people with Autism across Nottingham.  The team leader should have expertise in offering evidence based interventions for children and young people with Autism.  Having experience of working directly with schools to foster a whole school approach to improve educational outcomes is desirable.  Knowledge and experience of delivering of AET training is essential.

The role includes responsibility for the management of the Autism team budget including achieving a traded income target.  The strategic oversight and development of the team and ensuring that the service is being delivered effectively.  The service is creative in thinking about how best to meet the needs of our education communities and specialist interests and the development of bespoke interventions is actively encouraged.

Hours of work:

Full Time , Hours per week – 37 

How to apply:

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Employee benefits:

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!