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About The Role

Facilitator – Autism in Schools

Employer- Kids

Location – Sheffield

Hours – 16 hours per week term time

Contract – Fixed term until 25th March 2024

Salary - £7,962.94 including holiday pay (£20,342 FTE)

The good stuff / benefits:

  • Flexible working saving on fuel, transport charges and giving extra hours at home/ great work life balance
  • 5 weeks annual leave rising to 6 weeks after 4 years completed service
  • Bank Holiday entitlement
  • Maternity Pay
  • Paternity Pay
  • Life assurance
  • Employer Pension contribution
  • Employee benefits portal, including discounts at 100s online high street stores
  • Recommend a friend referral scheme with financial reward
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) helps to deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting your home life or work life, health and general wellbeing. The confidential employee benefit provides expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7
  • Sick Pay If you are absent from work because of sickness or injury you are entitled to statutory sick pay (SSP) provided you meet the criteria in the current SSP regulations from the fourth consecutive day of sickness
  • Family Friendly Leave Pay
  • KIDS Virtual learning: Provides a huge range of up to date and professional courses for all staff members
  • Bereavement Leave

What you’ll be doing as a Facilitator:

  • Build relationships with children and young people within the 10 secondary schools in Sheffield
  • Provide a pen portrait of self and gain a pen portrait of the children and young people in the service.
  • Deliver co-produced sessions, facilitating communication and discussions with the identified students in the groups.
  • Liaise with key professionals, including school staff, as necessary.
  • Deliver training packages to school staff
  • Be able to work and travel independently and manage own calendar. 
  • Support peer ambassadors (neurotypical and neurodiverse students) within the schools. 
  • Be able to confidently safeguard children and young people
  • Each school session is 60 minutes once per month.

About You

Personal Qualities:

  • Previous experience of working with SEND children and young people
  • Ability to support group activity and delivery
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to prioritise and manage your workload.
  • The ability to work on own initiative.
  • The ability to work in flexible manner.
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Work in a confidential and sensitive manner 

*Interviews taking place online 15th/16th December 2023

For more information or an informal chat, please call Karla Fullwood on 07864330525

Our Mission & Strategy

We’re here for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities, young carers and families. We’re on a mission to create a world where all kinds of children and young people have all kinds of opportunities. We create life-changing opportunities by providing a wide range of support. Together, we’ll empower disabled children to stand up for their rights.

Childhood should be a joyful time. But some children and young people living with special educational needs and disabilities are defined by what they cannot do.  That’s wrong.

Every child should have an equal opportunity to play, learn, grow and thrive.

Because when the world says we can’t, kids say we can.

Our strategic plan will enable us to reach 120,000 disabled young people and their families, every year, by 2027. 


We welcome applications from disabled people or people with lived experience of disability. We demonstrate our willingness to make reasonable adjustments to enable disabled candidates/staff to access and participate in the recruitment process (for example we make our adverts accessible, and where required/requested, will make application forms available in alternative formats, i.e. large print).  Kids encourages applications from disabled people by offering any disabled person who meets the person specification an interview.

If required, support is provided to disabled applicants to complete an application form. Hiring managers are directed to the in-house Careers team to understand what support we can provide.  

KIDS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all those who come into contact with our services. Our colleagues are trained to recognise and respond to safeguarding concerns. We work closely with families and other agencies to take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of harm to children, young people and adults. 

To fulfil our commitment to those we work with we observe safer recruitment and selection procedures and nurture a safeguarding culture which is open and transparent, where all concerns in relation to our people can be identified and spoken about openly and are dealt with promptly and appropriately. By identifying concerning, problematic or inappropriate behaviour early we aim to minimise the risk of abuse.

Please note KIDS Safer Recruitment procedures will include a DBS check and a staff suitability declaration where applicable.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We work to ensure that all of the Kids team:

  • Are committed to equality of opportunity, treatment and behaviour
  • Have equal access to employment, promotion and development
  • Have equal access to services
  • Have their needs considered as we develop services

This means that equality and human rights are:

  • Embedded in our business planning
  • Fully considered within our structures
  • Part of the personal development of all staff