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Posted on: 22 July 2022
Job Title: Maintenance Assistant
Salary: £22,880 per annum
Location: Acorn Park School, Norwich
Hours: 40 hours per week
If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!
Acorn Park is a residential Special Educational Needs (SEN) School, set within a 30acre private estate. We educate up to 107 young people across the breadth of the autistic spectrum and ensure they live, learn and play in a holistic, happy and safe environment.
Our dedicated, knowledgeable team of onsite Education specialists are part of each student’s everyday life at home, at school and during leisure activities, which guarantees that each individual makes progress.
Our classrooms are well-resourced and class groups are small, with no more than 8 young people supported by a team of at least one qualified teacher, a higher level teaching assistant and a teaching assistant in every class. For some young people, additional support is also provided.
Our autism-specific approach means that every young person’s learning needs, communication requirements and social interaction skills are met.
Our school includes primary, secondary and post-16 provision. For young people working within, or close to, age-related expectations, our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. For our secondary pupils, we offer specialist teaching in almost all subjects and a wide range of optional subjects in key stage 4. For young people with moderate or severe learning difficulties, we offer a pre-formal and semi-formal curriculum using the EYFS framework or EQUALS.
About the Role
The working pattern will be 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Once a week you will be required to work 1100 to 1900hrs. On call out of hours one week a month. As well as reasonable additional time as is necessary to adequately fulfil the requirements of the role.
Who we are looking for?
We are inviting applications from individuals with experience of basic maintenance and repair across all areas. A strong all-round knowledge and skill base in a multi trade environment would be preferable. Under direction, you will deliver an efficient and effective maintenance service within the school, residential setting and grounds.
Why join us?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.
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