Careers Advisor

Job Title:          Career Advisor

Location:          Kinsale School  

Salary:              £19,356 per annum (Pro Rata)

Hours:              16 hours per week; Thursday and Friday 

Contract:          Permanent; Part-time; Term time only 

Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Career Advisor?

We are looking for a responsible, caring person to join our fantastic team at Kinsale School as a Career Advisor. This position is to lead the provision for supporting students in work related learning opportunities, college placements and external work related learning provisions.

This is a great opportunity to start or continue your career in care, working as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a setting where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children and young people are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

Our Career Advisor’s responsibility will be to ensure that the opportunities and learning experiences are wide ranging and inclusive for all students. Lead the development of careers and work related learning within the provision, creating links with external providers and strengthening the on-site opportunities available. 

The post holder will ideally hold a Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification; full training will be given, and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important. 

About us

Kinsale is located in a stunning rural location, overlooking the Dee Estuary. Our school provides specialist education and care for up to 25 students, aged 8 – 19 having a range of complex needs including ASC and ADHD, in addition to impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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