Education Support Worker

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Reference number: 43342

Title: Education Support Worker

Hours: 35

Location: Rothwell

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: Tuesday 25 June 2019

Salary: circa £17,700 per annum (pro rata)

Interview date: To be confirmed

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

We’re looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team of Education Support Workers at our College in Rothwell, Kettering working 35 hours per week on a permanent basis.

The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability 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 the isolation of people through community involvement and support in 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.

Supporting people with their personal care is a requirement of this role.

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

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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: Elaine Harris on Elaine.Harris@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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Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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