Autism in Schools Administration Apprentice

  • Company: Engagement and Development Team at Bedford Borough Council
  • Location: Bedford, MK42 9AP
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: Between £9,254.44 and £18,278.00 per year
  • Sector: Business, Administration, Finance and Law
  • Ref: VAC-12557
  • Application Deadline Date: 10/07/2022
  • Start Date: 22/08/2022
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Monday to Friday 9:00am- 5:00pm (flexible working hours) some evening sessions and occasional weekends are required

Brief Description

Do you want to support autistic children in schools? Are you a caring, patient and empathetic person? Do you want variety in a job where you will complete administration tasks and take part in fun activities? Apply now!

Qualifications Required

To be considered for this role you will ideally need to have GCSE grades 9-3 (A*- D) in English and maths or the ability to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills during the programme.

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this vacancy but are still interested in an apprenticeship, please contact our dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Team who can discuss this with you further - apprenticeships@bedford.ac.uk or 01234 291375.

Personal Qualities

-Lived experience of Autism and/or other SEND conditions is desirable but not essential
-Be passionate about supporting children and young people to get involved in the activities planned
-Be passionate about raising awareness of Autism and what life is like being Autistic
-Can build positive relationships
-Must be well organised and able to meet deadlines
-Be passionate about supporting children and young people to get involved in the activities planned
-Have an understanding of confidentiality when working with children and young people.

Skills Required

-Good communication skills
-Team building skills
-IT skills and experience of using Microsoft packages
-Patient
-Empathetic and caring
-Creative

Future Prospects

-Working with children and young people.
-Business administration roles.
-Team leadership.

Vacancy Detail

Bedford Borough Council will be running a project which aims to support children and young people with Autism. This project will work with 10 Schools (Primary and Secondary) in Bedford Borough.

Part of your role will include helping with training sessions and resources for staff and children and young people to raise awareness of what life with Autism is like, support and/or deliver sessions and activities for children and young people such planning activities and organising food and refreshments. The role will also include administration tasks such as booking rooms and facilities, typing reports and minutes, inviting and organising children and young people to attend and other general admin support.

Staff benefits include completing activities with the children and young people such as football, paddle boarding, horse riding, cooking sessions, raft building, escape rooms, laser tag, team lunches and team building days and meals out.

Other Information

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.

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