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Learning Support ABA Tutor (ABA)



£15,036 - £15,036/annum

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- East of England -- Essex -- Grays

Job Type

22 April 2021

Learning Support ABA Tutor – £15,036 – Grays, Essex (27.5 hours per week, term time only)

The Role

Are you an energetic and patient person interested in a highly rewarding role? Do you have a genuine commitment to working with young people who encounter communication and learning difficulties?

If so, a school for children and young people between the ages of 5 to 19 who experience moderate learning difficulties are looking for a Learning Support ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Tutor. Due to the unique nature of the role, we invite candidates to come in to the school for a “taster session” prior to interview shortlisting.

The successful candidates will benefit from training opportunities that will enhance their career, as they work within the VB (verbal behaviour) department of the school, under the direction of their class instructor.

The Learning Support ABA Tutor works as part of a team delivering an education programme based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to children with a diagnosis of Autism, or related communication impairments.

ABA is defined as an applied natural science devoted to developing and analysing procedures that produce effective and beneficial changes in behaviour. The role involves following an individual programme designed specifically for each student which will also include plotting data at the end of each day for analysis.

The key responsibilities of a Learning Support ABA Tutor include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting in the development of individualised programmes, underpinned by the science of ABA (applied behaviour analysis), with specific emphasis on a verbal behaviour (VB) approach to language.
  • Implementing these programmes on either a 1:1, 1:2, or small group basis, dependent on the needs of the student(s) they are assigned to work with.
  • Preparing resources for the running of targets for each students’ programme.
  • Collecting accurate data on both challenging behaviour and skill acquisition throughout the school day.
  • Graphing daily data at the end of the school day and cumulative progress data at the end of the school week.
  • Maintaining records in each students’ individual folder; archiving old data appropriately.
  • Assisting class instructors and seniors in the running and set up of daily classroom activities.
  • Supervising pairs or small groups of students at breaks and lunch times, encouraging independence, social play with their peers and appropriate behaviour which is consistent with the school’s behaviour, value and aims documents.
  • Reporting any safeguarding concerns to the class instructor, VB manager or safeguarding leads.
  • Developing professional relationships with parents and providing accurate information daily in the home-school communication books.
  • Co-operating with colleagues to ensure the aims of the school are achieved consistently.
  • Forming and maintaining good relationships with the children and young adults of the school; based on mutual respect, trust and understanding.
  • Assisting with the physical and self-care needs of the children and young adults as they require; including, but not limited to, any toileting procedures.

The Company

Located in Grays, Essex, the establishment is a day special school for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 19 who experience moderate learning difficulties. 

The school runs a special VB (verbal behaviour) department for children on the autistic spectrum and was the first state school in the UK to adopt such teaching principles. Our school works on achievement. We work on the positive, and we view our work as a vocation or and an opportunity to make a difference.

The Person

These are the key experiences/qualifications we are looking for in our Learning Support ABA Tutor:

  • Energy and patience.
  • A genuine commitment to working with young people aged 5-19 with a wide range of complex and sometimes very challenging learning difficulties and behaviour.
  • Relevant qualifications desired, but not essential.
  • Ability to pass Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please click the apply now button to find out more.

Contact information

Kay Lambie