Title: Part time SEN Buddy
Location: Wimbledon Village, SW19
Nearest Train: Wimbledon
Wage: £22,308.00 gross per annum
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty (Automatic)
Essential: Working with autistic children of a similar age and confident dealing with complex behaviours which at times can be challenging.
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Four days a week (Monday to Thursday / Tuesday to Friday) 2:00pm to 6:30pm & Saturday OR Sunday 09:00am to 5:00pm. All shifts during school holidays are 8 hours.
Mark is a very smart, active and chatty 9-year-old with a great sense of humour. He loves rollercoasters, trampolines, climbing and swimming. He has a keen interest in buses and loves seeking out new bus routes as well as spending time in the transport museum.
Mark acquired a brain injury at birth which has led to social, communication and sensory processing difficulties. He is on the autistic spectrum and at times he can find it difficult to manage his own behaviours so needs support in this area. If Mark is anxious or upset he can resort to obstructive and oppositional behaviour so knowing how to manage this is key. Mark loves trips out but you must be aware that he has a fear of hand dryers and big dogs.
Your role will be to supervise Mark’s after-school routine, taking him to extra-curricular activities and assisting him with his homework. Mark is a whiz at maths, but sometimes struggles to find motivation for his English homework. You will also organise fun days out and different activities (especially during the weekend and holidays). Chessington theme park is close by and with Mark’s love for rollercoasters and the added bonus of a Merlin pass there really is no stopping you!
Mark currently works very closely with an OT so there will be an opportunity for you to observe and implement some of these strategies into his daily routine. You must have a good understanding of autism and extensive experience with children with ASD. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a background in Psychology, SEN or Occupational therapy. A good command of written and spoken English is important to support Mark with his literacy needs.
This exciting position will suit an active, energetic and fun support worker who will build a trusting and engaging relationship with Mark and help him to achieve his full potential.
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