Educational Support Worker

Children & Young People, Disability, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
Salary Details
£10.51 per hour
Contract Type
Part time, Permanent
Hours per Week
From 15 hours per week
Closing Date
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 in Bristol.

Job Description

Could you be an Educational 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 in Bristol.  

This is a part time role, the working pattern can be agreed with the successful applicant, but will most likely consist of 2 or 3 days working 7.5 hours per day term time only, the hours are dictated by the schooling plan in place for individual you support. This is a fixed term contract until 31st July 2023. There is an option for you to support our school holiday club outside of term time. You will work using a variety of community settings as a classroom. The main purpose of your role is to support one child 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 the individual, teachers and family to achieve the outcomes identified in their Education, Health and Care Plan..

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 
  • 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.
  • supporting the Children’s Hub Manager in the delivery of our Holiday Short Breaks provision.
  • Supporting and overseeing staff and taking the lead in the delivery of the scheme.
  • Full job specification is attached below.

Your required skills and experiences:

  • 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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. 

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification before applying.

If you require an application in another format, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

Sense is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its work. We want to ensure that the diversity of our workforce is reflective of the people we support and the communities we serve.

Company Description

About us

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact:

No agencies please.