Education Support Worker - Sense College



Organisation
Sense
Reference
47668
Sector
Disability, Social Care
Location
Bedford
Salary Details
£10.52 per hour
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours per Week
Various full & part time
Closing Date
22/07/2022
We now have opportunities for an Education Support Workers to join our Sense College in Bedford.

Job Description

We have full time and part time opportunities available so please let us know what hours would suit you best. Our college is open Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm.

We use a total communication approach which includes a variety of methods such as BSL / Sign Supported English / On Body Signing / Intensive Interaction /Pictorial Symbols and Symbol Systems (PECS) / Hand Under Hand Exploration / Objects of Reference / Voice Output Communication Aids / Vocalisation, Facial Expression and Body Language

Our timetabled activities, both in house and accessed at other local facilities, ensure the interests of the individual can be explored and used to motivate while encouraging learning opportunities. We celebrate and promote the diverse nature of our learners, embracing fundamental values, whilst encouraging a culture of mutual respect and tolerance. Sessions include Communication , Creative Arts, Therapies & physical activities, Lifeskills and Community Access.

Does this sound right for you?

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

  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holiday entitlement (pro rata for part time); 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 centre and community.
  • Team members who support learners with core funded educational needs will also carry out the following education related responsibilities under the guidance of senior education colleagues.
  • Maintaining a Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • Representing the college at external professional development events for Support Workers.
  • Contributing to Individual Learning Plans/ targets and monitoring progress of these.
  • Playing a key role in ongoing assessment of learners
  • 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.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • 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.

To apply: Click the apply link to be transferred to our recruitment site where you can download the full job description and apply online. To help us to manage our advertising resources please mention Ethical Jobseeker in your application.

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.