Education Support Worker



Organisation
Sense
Reference
45989
Sector
Disability, Social Care
Location
Selly Oak
Salary Details
£19,398 FTE
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
24/10/2021
Could you be a Sense 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.

Job Description

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

As an Education Support Worker, you will work with individuals who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability and / or autism. The role involves providing a person- centered approach to meet communication, information and mobility needs. 

You will support learners 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. 

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 duties can include:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, centre and community.
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • A full manual UK license and the willingness to drive is desirable.
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial (BSL / Makaton etc) but is not essential. 
  • Knowledge, skills and understanding of working with students who are on the Autistic Spectrum and have special education needs is desirable.
  • 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.

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/

Company Description

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.