Education Support Worker (Driver Essential)
We're looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team of Education Support Workers at our College in Knapwell, Cambridge. This opportunity is to work 35 hours per week on a permanent basis.
Title: Education Support Worker
Reference number: 42192
Hours: 35 hours per week (part time)
Location: Knapwell, Cambridge
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: GBP16,087 per annum (pro rata) - GBP8.25 per hour
About the role
The successful applicant will work with people who have dual or single sensory impairment, learning disability and / or autism. 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.
Cambridge Resource Centre is located in Knapwell, approximately 10 miles outside of Cambridge. We are not located on a public transport route, so applicants must have alternative means of travel.
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.
Cambridge Resource Centre is part of Sense College and an education and day service for people with sensory impairments, communication difficulties and additional physical and learning disabilities. For more information please follow the link below:
About you and what we offer
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.
GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role.
Working as an Education Support Worker 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.
Closing date: Sunday 8 October 2017
Interview date: Friday 20 October 2017
To start: To be discussed at interview
TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION:
If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.
We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.
Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment.
No agencies please.