Education Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
45584
Sector
Children & Young People, Disability, Education & Training
Location
Bedford
Salary Details
£9.95 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
35 hours per week
Closing Date
01/08/2021
We’re looking for a motivated person to join our professional team of Education Support Workers at our College in Bedford to prepare learners appropriately for the many possible transitions into adulthood.

Job Description

We’re looking for a motivated person to join our professional team of Education Support Workers at our College in Bedford working 35 hours per week on a permanent basis. Our college is open Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm.  

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 an informal discussion about this role, please contact: recruitment@sense.org.uk

To Apply

Please use the link below and you will be transferred to our website 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 the Sense 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/

Company Description

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.