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 Oaklands School

Specialist Job Coach Required

Oaklands is an outstanding special school serving the London Borough of Hounslow that provides specialist education to students with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple difficulties and autism. From September 2018 we have a Primary school (New Oaks), Secondary school (High Oaks) and a specialist independent SEN College provision (Great Oaks). We can cater for students aged from 4 to 25 across the Oaklands group.  We are at an exciting point in our development. In September 2018 we relocated to our purpose built new school building that offers state of the art facilities for our students. In September 2020, the primary and secondary schools will be based on two sites with New Oaks Primary moving back to Woodlands Road once refurbishment is completed.

Due to our rapid and continued expansion we are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced Specialist Job Coach to support our young autistic students aged 16 -25 within various work experience placements both on and off site that you have identified and developed. You will be patient, self-motivated and possess a positive attitude and good sense of humour. You must be a strong team player, organised and be able to work independently using your own initiative. We believe that all of our students are capable of making outstanding progress and we want to appoint individuals who share our belief and have the desire and drive to make this happen. Please refer to the job description and person specification for full details of the role.

We value our employees and offer excellent training and support along with a pension scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and other well-being benefits.

Oaklands is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work at the school is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check, health clearance and references being received. All positions are subject to the satisfactory completion of a 26 working week probation period.

Details of this post are available on the school’s website: 

Whilst visits to the school are welcome, these will not be available until early September. Please contact Rany Kalsi, HR Manager for an appointment on

If you believe you have what it takes and would like to join our friendly and supportive team, please complete and email the application form to Please ensure that you explain clearly in your application how you meet the person specification.

Closing Date:           9.00am on Wednesday 8th July 2020

Interview Date:        Tuesday 14th July 2020

Start Date:              1st September 2020

Pay Scale:               Hounslow scale S01 (points 21-25)                           

Actual Salary:           £24,818 to £26,534 per annum                  

Contract Type:         Term time only and permanent                  

Hours of work:         36 per week – (Monday to Friday)

To be worked flexibly to partner employers convenience