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Senior IT Services Technician

Band D (Thurrock Band) Point dependant on experience

Full time – 37 hrs per week

Required: ASAP

Responsible to: IT Manager & Business Manager

This post is available at this forward-looking and innovative Special School Trust which contains one school with four consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds, Treetops School, the latest one being in February 2020 and a new Free School to be open in Autumn 2021.

We wish to appoint an experienced, highly organised IT Technician with a calm and friendly manner and a flexible approach. We are looking for a candidate with broad experience of IT support in a school setting. The successful candidate will be someone who is professional, confidential and a good communicator with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. The role focuses on providing IT support to all staff and students, whilst assisting the IT Manager and maintaining additional areas of the school’s network.  For further information, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

We can offer

  • A team ethos
  • A friendly working environment
  • Commitment to continuous professional development

Further details of the post are available from Sandra Slade – School Business Manager.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure, medical checks, satisfactory references and the completion of a 6 month probationary period. To download a Job Description for the role, please click here. Please download and complete our Support Staff application form below. Please send your application form in Word or PDF format.

Closing Date: Friday 15th January, 2021

Interviews: Friday 22nd January, 2021

ABA Tutors

Hours are 27.5 per week (8:50-15.30)
Salary £14594 per annum

There are new posts available due to the continued expansion of this forward-looking and innovative Special School with three consecutive `Outstanding’ Ofsteds. We can offer a great team work ethic and a fun, sociable and rewarding environment where you can truly make a difference to our more vulnerable students.

The tutor posts are to work as part of a team delivering an education programme based on the theory of Applied Behaviour Analysis 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.

We would welcome applications from people with energy, patience and 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.

Training opportunities can and will be provided for successful candidates. Appointees will also receive positive handling training as part of their induction.

With experience, tutors will be given the opportunity to complete the 40-hour RBT (Registered Behaviour Technician) training requirements and competency assessment, as well as being provided with ongoing supervision to maintain this credential.

For tutors with the relevant qualifications there may be opportunities for supervision towards their BCBA/BCaBA credential, if school budgets allow (reviewed annually).

The governing body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check, a medical check, satisfactory employment references and the successful completion of a 6 month probationary period.

Please download and complete our Support Staff application form below. Please send your application form in Word or PDF format.

Closing date: 

To download a Job Description for the role of ABA tutor, please click here.

Don’t hesitate to send us an application, as we recruit on a rolling basis.


Teaching Assistant

Hours are 25 per week – 45.8 weeks per annum
Pay Scale: New Thurrock Local Government Scale, Band A point 3- -5

Required as soon as possible

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work in partnership with a class teacher to support pupils’ learning.

Previous experience of working with children with special educational needs whilst not essential, is preferable.

Treetops School is a special academy catering for pupils with a wide range of needs including moderate learning difficulties, speech and communication difficulties, autism and general developmental delay.  We have been judged outstanding by Ofsted in our last four inspections, the most recent being November 2014.

The school is also the lead for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance (TTSA).

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have a commitment and passion to work with pupils with a wide and diverse range of SEN
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Are versatile and able to support our teachers in delivering a high standard of learning to pupils of all abilities.
  • Want to be a member of a creative and dynamic staff team with high expectations for our pupils

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a successful and supportive environment
  • Motivated children who are willing to learn
  • Well equipped and resourced classrooms
  • Continued professional development

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged but due to Coronavirus will take place after the school day.  This can be arranged by contacting Mrs Lambie on 01375 372723 or by emailing admin@treetops.thurrock.sch.uk  Please also take time to view our most recent pupil video on our website.

An application form can be downloaded below (Support Staff Application Form) and submitted either by hand, post or email (admin address) marked for the attention of the Mrs K Lambie, HR Manager.

Closing date for applications: Monday 28 September 2020 Midnight

Interviews: Week commencing 5 October 2020

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