Vocational Specialist | Ambitious about Autism
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Vocational Specialist

£28,843 - £33,132 pa - Dependent on skills and experience
West Thames College campus - Isleworth
Full Time

Have you got what it takes to make the ordinary possible for young people with complex autism who regularly experience discrimination?

Are you committed to hearing the voices of young people who regularly go unheard?

Have you drive, energy and ambition?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to all of the above, we would be delighted to receive your application to be part of our team at Ambitious College. 

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. We provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Our mission is to help children and young people with autism to learn, thrive and achieve.

Ambitious College is London’s first registered specialist day college, supporting young people with autism aged 16-25.

We are seeking an exceptional person to lead on our work supporting the charity to realise its ambitions to enable young people with complex autism to access work experience and employment opportunities. This exciting new post will be based in our West Thames campus in Isleworth.  

A central part of this role is to develop and maintain high quality partnerships with employers and community-based partners. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing employer engagement activity by developing and maintaining relationships with employers and local community partners
  • Increasing the number of work experience and employment opportunities both internally and externally in line with set objectives
  • Developing and implement individual employment related targets for learners and track their progress as part of the college Transdisciplinary Team
  • Producing individual employability plans for all learners on the caseload
  • Achieving employment related ILP targets according to the College KPIs
  • Developing effective job coaching and employment plans
  • Supporting the development of a new supported internship project and social enterprise initiatives.

Be extraordinary and join us in making the ordinary possible for young people.

For further details on how you can make a difference and to find out what we have to offer please click below.

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How to Apply

To apply please download and complete the application form and the equality monitoring form and send it to jobs@ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk  

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Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 14 June 2018 

Interview date: Friday 22 June 2018

How to find us

Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community.  We guarantee to interview candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role as detailed under the person specification.

Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community.  We guarantee to interview candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role as detailed under the person specification.

Please note this post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that at least one reference will be taken up prior to interview and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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