Education Support Worker

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Reference number: 42778

Title: Education Support Worker

Hours: 21 hours per week, part time

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Sunday 26 August 2018

Salary: 16,249 per annum (pro rata) - 8.33 per hour

Interview date: Thursday 6 September 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our new education service at our purpose built centre, TouchBase Pears, in Selly Oak, Birmingham. This is a part time role working 21 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday, 38 weeks a year.

The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disabilities and / or autism. The role involves providing a person centred approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs through the development of learning plans to reduce isolation, promote community involvement and support individuals to access a range of activities.

As an Education Support Worker you will support people to be as involved as possible in every part of their day to day lives so that they can be full and active members of society. You will work closely with learners to achieve the long term goals identified in their Individual Learning Plans.

About you

Previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or learning disability would be an advantage, as would knowledge of BSL, Makaton or other methods of communication however, training will be provided.

It is essential that you are able to work effectively as part of a team whilst demonstrating your own initiative. You will have had experience of person centred planning, keeping records up to date and providing personal care.

GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role.

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Angelica Fellini via angelica.fellini@sense.org.uk

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Sense I Statements and the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

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