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More than just a job

At Ambitious about Autism you will be rewarded not just by the meaningful work you do. We believe in offering a wide range of financial and well being benefits and rewards to all of our staff including, with a focus on continual personal growth, your work environment and benefits and compensation.

Your health and wellbeing is important to us, and as part of our commitment to this, we have joined the Time to Change Employer Pledge and have been successfully awarded the London Healthy Workplace Charter.

'I guess I feel really proud, and really pleased that I've been able to make that difference.'

Learning and Behaviour Specialist

The benefits of working with us

Continuous professional development

We are committed to investing and empowering our people. We offer a range of learning and development opportunities to ensure employees continue to grow with us.

Work environment

We are passionate about creating an environment where every colleague is supported, and their health and well being is cared for.

Above all, be part of making the ordinary possible

Benefits

We pride ourselves in rewarding our people with a wide variety of benefits and rewards, managed through our employee benefit portal.

Compensation

We want our team to feel valued and offer a generous holiday allowance, sick pay and pension scheme to help our people feel well balanced.

Continuous professional
development

The learning and development opportunities include:

  • Shadowing
  • Coaching/mentoring
  • Group discussion
  • Acting up/deputy responsibilities
  • Reading (books, journals,reports, newspapers)
  • Lectures/conferences/seminars
  • Watching educational/training videos
  • e-Learning/computer based training
  • Visits to other schools, colleges and charities
  • Coaching & mentoring
  • Internal/external training courses, seminars and learning sets

Work
environment

The benefits of our working environment include:

  • Social wellbeing committee
  • Social events
  • Staff council
  • Occupational health service
  • Annual staff awards ceremony
  • Mental health and wellbeing events
  • HR support from our people team

Benefits

The team benefits include:

  • Travel season ticket and bike loan
  • Eye test vouchers for habitual users
  • Voluntary Group Health Scheme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Flu & hepatitis B vaccinations
  • Bike racks
  • Free healthy breakfast
  • Subsided classes and activities: yoga, zumba, running club, book club
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • Physiotherapy appointments
  • Staff shower rooms

Compensation

The compensation package includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous company sick pay (after probation)

Our employee benefits portal

We pride ourselves in having a dedicated employee benefits portal, "Mybenefitsatwork" where you can access all the benefits we offer. The portal is packed with useful information, educational videos, interesting articles, expert advice and handy links to help you understand each of our benefits, and any changes in the pensions landscape, in a friendly and engaging way. In addition, you have access to an exclusive financial wellbeing hub, where you will be encouraged to take greater control of your money and plan for the future. You will be able to access the portal 24/7 on your smartphone, tablet or laptop so you can get the information you need at a level that’s right for you, whenever you want it.

The training to make a difference

You will be provided with a comprehensive core and role specific induction with internal and external courses offered for technical or specialist training for skills that you require for your job.

The Ambitious Approach

We are committed to supporting you in understanding and implementing The Ambitious Approach which is our model of education practice, designed to be used in our education settings to support children and young people with autism.

We offer the Ambitious Approach across all our educational settings. When pupils and learners leave our settings, we want them to find employment, go on to further education or training, and live fully as part of the communities of their choice.

The Ambitious Approach is based on School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SW-PBS) and incorporates what is known about supportive practice for children and young people with autism. The approach is designed to address all aspects of an education setting’s offer, not just behaviours that challenge. Embedding quality of life across all aspects of a setting’s functions is vital to the successful implementation of the Ambitious Approach. This ranges from reviewing the curriculum to ensure it prepares students for quality of life, to auditing policy and practice to ensure it affords dignity, respect, and compassion.

Programmes that have a specific management focus

These include a range of courses on management and leadership development.

Training to meet legal requirements

This includes safeguarding training, health and safety training including Team Teach, fire safety and evacuation procedures, data protection and equality and diversity training.

Coaching and mentoring

We encourage our line managers to provide coaching and mentoring to support you if you are undergoing CPD.

Professional memberships

We will reimburse you the cost of professional membership fees that are required for your role in line with our staff expenses policy

'I guess I feel really proud, and really pleased that I've been able to make that difference.'

Learning and Behaviour Specialist