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 Sense Centre in Rothwell, Northamptonshire. We have the opportunity to work 35, 28 or 14 hours per week on a permanent basis. Title: Education Support Worker (Driver Essential) Reference number: 42313 Hours: Various part time hours available Location: Rothwell, Northamptonshire Contract type: Permanent Salary: £16,087 per annum (pro rata) - £8.25 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. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. 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. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense Centre Rothwell is part of Sense College and provides a bespoke package of stimulating, educational and therapeutic activities to increase skills, confidence and participation. 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. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting our centre. Closing date: Tuesday 28 November 2017 Interview date: Tuesday 5 December 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 on Website' 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.