Education Support Worker

Recruiter
SENSE-1
Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
£16,087 per annum
Posted
10 Sep 2017
Closes
08 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

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.
  • GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for 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.

Benefits

  • 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.