Students and graduates – why work for Axcis?

Are you a student or recent graduate considering teaching or support work? Find out here why Axcis could  be the perfect place to find a job!

A simple 2 minute form could end up leading to your dream job - so come and find us at the fair!

Students at a recent careers fair who are keen to work with Axcis

Who are Axcis?

We are a specialist recruitment company offering temporary and permanent assignments. We work with mainstream schools and alternative provisions to find staff who can teach and support children who have a range of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We sponsor the National Autistic Society and nasen, as well as other national SEND charities and organisations. We do this because we believe in the work they are doing and want to play a part in ensuring that children with SEND receive the very best educational experience possible – after all, don’t all children deserve the best start in life?

What sort of teaching and support jobs do Axcis offer?

We offer a range of teaching and support jobs, to include:

 

  • Flexible part-time/term-time school support work
  • SEND Teaching Roles
  • NQT Jobs
  • Mentoring Jobs
  • Teaching Assistant Jobs
  • Learning Support Assistant Jobs
  • Occupational Therapy Jobs
  • Speech and Language Therapy Jobs
  • And many more!

Why not take a look at our jobs page?

What’s the catch?

There is no catch! Schools ask us to find them the best SEND staff possible because they either don’t have the time or resources to find their own staff. Our service is entirely FREE of charge for candidates and we have access to many vacancies which are not on the open job market. Registering with Axcis will gain you access to these jobs, as well as all the other fantastic things we offer.

What else do you offer?

We will help you to find work, but that’s not all. At Axcis, we will also offer you:

 

  • Friendly support and advice to help you with your CV, job hunt, interview technique etc.
  • FREE or discounted training and continued professional development opportunities, see our events diary
  • FREE giveaways for fantastic SEND resources and shopping vouchers
  • FREE SEND resources via our blog and social media pages to help you develop your professional practice
  • Regular news and updates from the SEND sector to help you stay up to date with developments
  • Candidate of the Term Awards – we think it’s important to recognise the hard work our staff put in, so run Candidate of the Term awards towards the end of each school term.
Register with Axcis and become connected to a network of special and mainstream schools in your area for work.

Register with Axcis and become connected to a network of special and mainstream schools in your area for work.

How do I get a job with Axcis?

It’s as easy as 1,2 3….

 

  1. Register online – this is an easy process that takes most people around 10 minutes to complete
  2. Meet your consultant – once registered online, your consultant will get in touch to discuss your own personal situation and work needs. We don’t like to waste your time, so will invite you in for a meeting only if we feel we can assist you with your search for work.
  3. Compliance checks – when you come in to meet your consultant, you’ll be asked to bring along some paperwork so that our vetting team can perform standard compliance checks. (References, DBS etc). Once these are clear, you can start working for Axcis – this could be as soon as the next day!

How do I know if working for Axcis is right for me?

At Axcis, we pride ourselves on being open and honest with our candidates. We don’t want to get a poor reputation by telling people we can find them work if it’s not true! So, if you are not sure whether we are the right company for you, the best solution is to give your local branch a call. Once you speak with one of our consultants, you should get a clear idea of how we can assist you based on your personal situation. See our Facebook reviews page for recent feedback on our service – we are thrilled to receive comments such as:

 

If you are in any way involved in SEN, either as a parent, teacher, carer, assistant or someone who wants to better understand their own condition, the information on the Axcis Education page is gold.

 

An excellent agency to work with compared to all the other agencies I signed up with .
I would highly recommend Axcis ! Thank you Martin K /London office / and the team for making my time working there both enjoyable and fulfilling. Thank you so much

 

Brilliant agency, so reliable and the consultants are so helpful and professional.

 

Stories from our staff

If you’re interested in learning more about the individual experiences our staff have had of working for Axcis, you can find some here:

 

 

So, what are you waiting for? Register online, or get in touch today and you could be working for Axcis before you know it!

Posted in Candidates, Job Seeking Resources, News

5 Things you didn’t know about… Sarah (Axcis Manchester)

Take a 5 minute break and enjoy finding out something you didn’t know about your Axcis Consultant, from what scares them, to the best place they’ve ever been and what they wanted to be when they grew up. Sarah from Axcis Manchester reveals all here.

Sarah will assist you with your SEND recruitment matters in the Manchester area

Sarah will assist you with your SEND recruitment matters in the Manchester area

5 things you didn’t know about… Sarah

  1. Tell us something about yourself that people don’t usually know: I was bought up in Canada, I lived in Niagara Falls and Toronto for 6 years.
  2. What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done? Scuba Diving, I am terrified of the sea so I have no idea why I agreed to do it.  The instructor had to grab hold of my life jacket and drag me down.
  3. What’s the best place you’ve ever been? Mexico, loved visiting the ruins in Tulum.
  4. What did you want to be when you grew up? A vet, I love animals
  5. If you weren’t working for Axcis, what would you be doing? I used to work as a TA in special needs schools, so I would probably be doing that

So, there you have it – Sarah is a  is an animal loving passionate world traveller who likes to push herself outside of her comfort zone!  If you want to work with this interesting lady, find out more below:

Sarah is the Branch Manager of Axcis in Manchester so has dealings with all the schools across Greater Manchester .  If you would be interested in working with her, or know anyone else who might be (we run a generous refer-a-friend scheme), then why not get in touch with Sarah or register today?

Posted in Individuals, Meet The Axcis Team

FREE resources offered by our partners at nasen

Education professionals are a busy lot – that’s why we are taking a minute to remind you of this fantastic source of free resources, courtesy of our friends at nasen. These resources support the busy professional to work effectively at a strategic level and practically, day-to-day, in the classroom.

About Axcis and nasen

The SEND Gateway was launched in 2014 at nasen Live

Axcis are thrilled to support this most excellent organisation.

Nasen is the UK’s leading organisation supporting those who work with or care for children and young people with special and additional educational needs and disabilities. Nasen supports all staff including SENCOs, leaders, teachers, governors and teaching assistants in meeting the needs of the pupils in schools and settings through promoting education, training, development and support.

 

Nasen also reaches a huge readership through their journals: British Journal of Special Education, Support for Learning, Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs and the magazine Special.

 

Axcis has been supporting nasen for a number of years and our relationship has gone from strength to strength. From sponsoring key events and exhibitions to contributing to publications and the SEND Gateway, a valuable online resource for SEND professionals, Axcis are pleased to be affiliated with an organisation doing such great work.

What resources are available?

Nasen provide:

 

  • Useful, time-saving templates
  • Guidance documents (such as advice for updating your SEND Policy)
  • Top tips!
  • Articles Evidence-based ideas for practice

Where can I find them?

You should visit the nasen website to see what resources they have available for you.

Axcis Andy checking out our jobs pages!

Axcis Andy checking out our jobs pages!

Are you looking for SEND teaching or support work?

As the leading provider of special educational needs and disability staff to mainstream and specialist schools, Axcis are in a brilliant position to help you. Why not register or take a look at our jobs page today? Or if you don’t need work, but know someone else who does, why not refer them to us? We run a generous refer a friend scheme, so you’ll be well looked after as well as being able to help a friend out! What do you have to lose?

Posted in NASEN, SEND Resources

EXCLUSIVE! £50 discount for NAS SCERTS course in January

Axcis readers can enjoy an exclusive £50 discount off this informative course being run by our friends at the National Autistic Society on the 23rd, 24th and 25th January 2017. Find out more here.

Mark Lever, NAS CEO speaking at an Axcis-sponsored NAS event

Mark Lever – NAS CEO. We are proud of our partnership with this fantastic organisation.

SCERTS Three-Day Course – with Emily Rubin, Co-Author of SCERTS

This three-day course will a great opportunity to learn about The SCERTS Model for children on the autism spectrum with Emily Rubin, Co-Author of  SCERTS.  The SCERTS Model is a research-based educational approach and multidisciplinary framework that directly addresses the core challenges faced by children on the autism spectrum and related disabilities, and their families. SCERTS® focuses on building competence in Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support as the highest priorities that must be addressed in any program, and is applicable for individuals with a wide range of abilities and ages across home, school and community settings.

 

Day 1 course will introduce the SCERTS model, enabling delegates to learn how to determine meaningful, purposeful, and motivating goals and strategies based on a child’s developmental stage, functional needs, and family priorities.  Day 2 and 3 of this course will move toward a more advanced discussion of the use of the SCERTS assessment process to determine developmentally sensible and functional goals, to determine appropriate evidence-based supports, and to monitor progress over time in meaningful, functional contexts.

 

Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP is the Co-Author of The SCERTS Model so this is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to implement SCERTS with the children that you support. This course is designed for those working with children on the autism spectrum, particularly in school settings and children’s services. It is ideal for anyone seeking an introduction to SCERTS and priorities for addressing social and communicative competence.

Why SCERTS?

A senior advisory teacher for autism spectrum conditions in the London Borough of Barnet, said:

“When we set up a post-diagnosis programme in 2006 I wanted an approach that would be accessible to all team members, support our work with parents, and allow us to track children’s’ progress. I had heard that SCERTS had the potential to do this. At that time, there was no training available in the UK, so we worked from manuals at first. We assessed children and devised targets for them – they have all made progress in relation to their SCERTS targets and many are calmer and easier to engage.”

 

“SCERTS is now used in most specialist settings in Barnet, and a number of mainstream schools. It allows us to support children with autism in an informed, purposeful and ethical way.”

Course details:

23 – 25 January 2016, 9.30m – 4.30pm

Bank of England Sports Centre,

Roehampton, London. SW15 5JQ

£375 + VAT

www.autism.org.uk/scerts

How to book

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in NAS and Network Autism, News

5 things you didn’t know about… Amanda (Axcis Liverpool)

Take a 5 minute break and enjoy finding out something you didn’t know about your Axcis Consultant, from what scares them, to the best place they’ve ever been and what they wanted to be when they grew up. Amanda from Axcis Liverpool reveals all here.

Amanda - our daredevil dancer!

Amanda – our daredevil dancer!

5 things you didn’t know about… Amanda

  1. Tell us something about yourself that people don’t usually know: I am an avid bike rider and salsa dancer
  2. What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done? Abseiling down a tower
  3. What’s the best place you’ve ever been? Canada – Amazing country, especially loved Lake Louise in the snow, breathtakingly beautiful.
  4. What did you want to be when you grew up? A ballerina – I have always loved dancing.
  5. If you weren’t working for Axcis, what would you be doing? I would be a dancer on a cruise ship teaching salsa!!

 

So, there you have it – Amanda is a travelling daredevil who will dance rings around you! If you want to work with this interesting lady, find out more below:

 

Amanda covers the following areas for Axcis Liverpool: Wigan, Warrington, Halton and St Helens.  If you would be interested in working with her, or know anyone else who might be (we run a generous refer-a-friend scheme), then why not get in touch with Amanda or register today?

Posted in Individuals, Meet The Axcis Team

Worksheet Wednesday: Make your own Literacy Dice

This week, for Worksheet Wednesday, we bring you a highly customisable resource – Literacy Dice. Courtesy of SEN Teacher, there are plenty of existing ideas, or you can customise the template with your own text to support projects in your classroom.

Make use of this fantastic Literacy Dice resource, courtesy of www.senbooks.org

Make use of this fantastic Literacy Dice resource, courtesy of www.senteacher.org

What are Literacy Dice?

Literacy dice are basically dice which have words or letters instead of numbers. A popular way to use them is to put “story starters” or “themes” on each side of the dice to help get creative juices flowing. Students can then be asked to create their own story or project from the result of their roll. I think you’ll agree that any way to bring a bit of fun and variety into the classroom can’t be a bad thing!

Take me to the worksheet

 

Are you seeking teaching or support work?

Register with Axcis and become connected to a network of special and mainstream schools in your area for work.

Register with Axcis and become connected to a network of special and mainstream schools in your area for work.

If you are looking for school based work and are not already registered with Axcis, why not get in touch or register today and find out how we can assist you? We have offices nationwide and a team of expert consultants who have proven relationships with specialist and mainstream schools in your area, so if you need work, why not register now? It’s free and takes just a few minutes – what do you have to lose?

Posted in News, SEND Resources

Axcis – now partnered with Natspec

Axcis are thrilled to announce that we are now partnered with Natspec, the voice of specialist further education. We are pleased to support this fantastic organisation and will be at their annual conference in March. Find out more about who they are and what they do here.

PrintWho are Natspec?

Natspec is the membership association for organisations, including colleges and independent providers, which offer specialist provision for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.

Their vision

Their vision is that all young people with learning difficulties or disabilities access high quality education and training, which meets their individual needs and supports their aspirations for skills, work and life.

What they do

  • They train, develop and support professionals
  • They inform government, influence policy and represent our members
  • They innovate and demonstrate best practice
  • They provide information to students and families

Natspec Annual Conference – March 2017

Moving Forward: Progress and achievement in specialist further education
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 – Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Aston Business School Conference Centre
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 7ET
United Kingdom

Map and Directions
For more information, and to book your place, please visit the Natspec web page for this event.

At the Axcis stand

Axcis Stand

Find us and say hi at this exciting event.

Representatives from Axcis will be on hand to discuss any SEND staffing needs you might have. If you don’t already know much about Axcis, we are the foremost suppliers of SEND staff to mainstream and specialist schools in the UK. We have offices nationwide and work with a range of candidates, from TAs and Teachers to Therapists and School Leaders. We would love to hear from you if you are looking to recruit any temporary or permanent SEND staff, or seeking employment in this sector. Axcis provides quality people for day to day cover, long-term and permanent assignments. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to your needs and find you the right candidate, no matter how specialist your requirement. We consistently receive excellent feedback from candidates and clients alike. So – if it sounds like Axcis can help you, why not come and have a chat to us at the Axcis stand?

Posted in News

FREE 2017 Axcis Andy Wall Calendar

Happy New Year to all our readers – get your FREE Axcis Andy 2017 wall calendar here.

 And here is a reminder of what we got up to in 2016
Graduate teachers with Mat from Axcis, and of course Axcis Andy at a recent university recruitment fair

January 2016 saw us launch our overseas recruitment drive – this is at the University of Galway Teacher Recruitment Fair, where we received a very warm welcome from the students.

Friend of Axcis, Lorraine Petersen OBE will be at the event

In February, we were pleased to run into Lorraine Petersen, OBE at the nasen Leadership Conference in London. We are looking forward to continuing our support of nasen into 2017

winner certificate axcis award

In March, we were thrilled to sponsor the NAS Professional Conference, as well as an Autism Professionals Award. Congratulations again to Luke on his win.

We love raising money for charity here at Axcis!

April was the month for World Autism Awareness Week – and we were only too pleased to take part in Onesie Wednesday!

The Judgey Faces of Axcis London

In May, our teams got their “Judgey Faces” on in support of the NAS “Too Much Information” campaign.

Team Teach in June with Axcis

In June, we ran one of our many, ever-popular Team Teach courses – training like this is so important for many of the schools we work with. Find out more about our training here.

Lots of staff received an Axcis Award - in this photo is Andrew (left), Susanna (centre) and Mat (right)

July brings with it the end of the school year, and last year, we had an end of term company get-together which was great fun, with plenty of awards as well as food, drink and games! It’s just one of the reasons we love working for Axcis!

I'm not going to lie - most of our staff are on their holidays during August at Axcis - so here is a nice picture of a beach instead of an empty office!

I’m not going to lie – most of our staff are on their holidays during August at Axcis – so here is a nice picture of a beach instead of an empty office!

In September, Axcis Andy, helped with his team mates took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge. That's not one for the faint hearted!

In September, Axcis Andy (helped by his team mates) took part in the 3 Peaks Challenge. That’s not one for the faint hearted!

Axcis

October saw our teams take part in the MacMilllan “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”. Here’s our “Star Baker” Helena showing off her talents.

Craig in Liverpool shows us his "Pudsey Face"

In November, Craig in Liverpool showed us his “Pudsey Face”!

George with his certificate, alongside his class team.

And finally, in December, we gave our third and final “Candidate of the Term” awards of 2016. We look forward to hearing all the great comments about our staff again in 2017!

Don’t forget that we have plenty of jobs for you to apply for in 2017. And we offer a generous referral bonus if you have friends or family looking for employment.

Posted in News, SEND Resources

Worksheet Wednesday: Coin Matching (Life skills/Numeracy)

This week, for Worksheet Wednesday, we bring you a highly practical coin matching game. Help children to learn about different coins and what they look like, then move on to addition and subtraction activities. In fact, this would make a perfect introduction to the game we are giving away in this months FREE SEND RESOURCES PRIZE DRAW!

What resources are available?

Get this FREE downloadable worksheet courtesy of Twinkl.

Get this FREE downloadable worksheet courtesy of Twinkl.

The website Twinkl has lots of resources on offer, and many are free. You’ll need to create an account in order to get this download, but it’s worth it as it is completely free of charge, and you’ll then be able to access all of their other free resources, too.

 

This particular worksheet is designed to get children learning about what different coins look like and opens the door for further addition, subtraction and social skills tasks.

Take me to the worksheet

 

Enter the Axcis January Giveaway to be in with a chance of winning this great game!

Enter the Axcis January Giveaway to be in with a chance of winning this great game!

In addition to this, we are also offering a copy of the game “Pop to the Shops” as our prize for this months FREE SEND RESOURCES PRIZE DRAW, so why not take a look and enter that, too!

Are you seeking teaching or support work?

Register with Axcis and become connected to a network of special and mainstream schools in your area for work.

Register with Axcis and become connected to a network of special and mainstream schools in your area for work.

If you are looking for school based work and are not already registered with Axcis, why not get in touch or register today and find out how we can assist you? We have offices nationwide and a team of expert consultants who have proven relationships with specialist and mainstream schools in your area, so if you need work, why not register now? It’s free and takes just a few minutes – what do you have to lose?

Posted in SEND Resources

Axcis January Giveaway: Pop to the Shops (award winning game).

The Axcis January Giveaway is to win a copy of the award winning game “Pop to the Shops”. This game helps to develop an understanding of life skills, as well as numeracy and social skills. Suitable for children with a range of different special educational needs and disabilities, we are sure this game will be popular with your class!

About this prize

Enter the Axcis January Giveaway to be in with a chance of winning this great game!

Enter the Axcis January Giveaway to be in with a chance of winning this great game!

This best-selling shopping game will help children learn about social skills as well as handling money and giving change. The game will teach them to distinguish between different coins, and to work out the value of their money. Every player takes on the role of both shopper and shopkeeper, so it also encourages role playing and polite conversation. Each player is given the same amount of plastic money, including 50p, 20p and 10p coins. Players move around the ‘village’ by rolling the die. Each time a player passes the Bank, they collect another 20p. The first player starts by picking a card from the table – this will determine what item the player must buy first, and therefore which shop they will need to aim for. Visit the different shops on the jigged playing board – the Mini Market, the bakery, the newsagent or the greengrocer – to buy familiar items from the other shopkeepers. Don’t forget to ask politely. Players learn to work out the correct coins to use for payment, and have to work out how to give the correct change as well. An educational guide on the box shows how the game is suited to your child’s education. A bright, colourful and fun shopping game, suitable for 2 to 4 players

How the game looks when it's set up

How the game looks when it’s set up

aged from 5 to 9 years.

How to enter the Axcis January Giveaway

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning this great prize, why not enter our giveaway? all you need to do is follow THIS LINK and select how you’d like to enter. It takes just a few seconds and is entirely FREE of charge. So why not take a peek now and get yourself entered into this month’s Axcis Giveaway?

Register today and work for Axcis

If you’re not already registered with Axcis, but would like to seek a SEND teaching or support position, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today and find out how we can assist you? We have offices nationwide and a team of expert consultants who have proven relationships with specialist and mainstream schools in your area, so if you need work, why not register now?

 

Terms and Conditions are applicable to all giveaway entrants.

Posted in Giveaways