Part Time Education Support Worker

Reference number: 45465

Title: Part Time Education Support Worker

Location: Dereham

Salary: £9.22 per hour

Hours: 21 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 28 June 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

About the role

We’re looking for a motivated person to join our professional team of Education Support Workers at our Sense College in Dereham working  21 hours per week. This is a permanent role and our college is open Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm, so you will be working 3 days out of the 5. 

Being a college we are open 45 weeks of the year so therefore the salary will be pro-rata to reflect this. 

Your role is to prepare learners appropriately for the many possible transitions into adulthood.   You will work closely with learners to achieve outcomes of their Education, Health and Care Plans. You will work within the framework of the Sense Values to:

  • Keep the needs of the learners at the centre of your attention at all times;
  • Enable learners to influence their services and the way they are supported;
  • Help Sense to provide a high quality education experience
  • 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.

Level 2 (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role.

For this role you do need to hold a full UK driving licence. 

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: recruitment@sense.org.uk

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to 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 (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the Recruitment 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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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Related links

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