Education Support Worker

Reference number: 46231

Title: Education Support Worker

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire

Salary: £9.95 per hour

Hours: 35 & 37.5

Closing date: Sunday 28 November 2021

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

 

Could you be an Education Support Worker?

Its an exciting time as Sense has just released its new strategy, we are expanding and now have an opportunity for an Educational Support Worker at our Bedford College Resource Centre in Bedford.

We have permanent roles available working 35 and 37.5 hours per week, so please let us know what hours would suit you best!

Our College is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 - 16.30.  The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability , and associated physical disabilities. 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.

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

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holiday entitlement; 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 
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 

Your duties can include:

  • Day to day activities led by the needs and aspirations of the people / person you'll be supporting.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • GCSE or Equivalent Maths Grade C or above
  • Teaching Assistant / Caring / Support Worker experience in a personal / voluntary / professional capacity.
  • Experience of working independently as well as in a team setting.
  • Willing and able to accompany/participate in leisure activities of the person’s choice.
  • Full person specification 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.

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.

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

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)