Educational Support Worker

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Reference number: 45648

Title: Educational Support Worker

Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham

Salary: £19,903 pro rata

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Saturday 31 July 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

Could you be a Sense College Education Support Worker?

It's an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we now have an opportunity for a Education Support Worker to join our College in Selly Oak Birmingham.  

This is a permanent role, working 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. With the role being in a college; you would work for 39 weeks per year and therefore the salary is pro-rata. 

This role is working in aSense Specialist College, supporting and preparing young people for the journey into adulthood. The successful candidate should have experience of working in an education setting.

Does this sound right for you?

Working at Sense gives you a wide range of benefits including:

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your required skills and experiences:

  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial (BSL / Makaton etc) but is not essential. 
  • Due to the nature of the role candidates are required to have English and Maths GCSEs Grades A - C or equivalent
  • The successful candidate should have experience of working in an education setting
  • Full person specification and job description is attached below.

About Sense

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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or recruitment@sense.org.uk

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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. We value everyone’s contribution and ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential. We will promote equality and diversity in all that we do and the work we do in partnership with others. For more information please visit: https://www.sense.org.uk/about/equality-and-diversity/

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Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

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Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)