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Education Support Worker - Level 2

Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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Our Nottingham Reed Further Education branch are seeking an experienced Education Support Worker who also has experience working in an FE establishment for a Further Education client in the Leicester Area.

Temporary - Ongoing

Full-Time - (08:30 - 4pm - Mon to Fri)

Location - Leicester, Leicestershire

To provide educational support and physical care for young people with physical and learning disabilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be expected to:
  • To develop the independence of students within College, through encouragement and respect.
  • To provide personal care as needed, in a sensitive manner; including assistance with meals; toileting and mobility.
  • To assist small groups and individuals in their learning within the classroom and during private study where appropriate.
  • Ensure student ownership of all work produced, by encouraging students to maintain their control over all their work.
  • To accompany students on trips and activities associated with their college courses.
  • To assist the Additional Learning Support Manager in the provision of quality learning environment.
  • To assist in the general care of equipment in the Faculty and ensure health and safety procedures are followed.
  • To help develop a positive attitude to disability and implement the College's Equal Opportunities Policy with respect to all students and staff.
  • To keep up to date knowledge of disability issues and ensure staff development opportunities are optimised.
  • To attend meetings as directed by the Line Manager.
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties in the College as may be required by the Principal or designated alternative.

What you will need
  • Experience of working with students/ young people (16 and above), in an educational setting, community or youth group.
  • An understanding of the social model of disability and a positive attitude towards all disabilities.
  • Effective literacy and numeracy skills (for supporting students' studies).
  • Recent experience of working flexibly (variety of tasks, methods of working).
  • Good listening skills.
  • Professional understanding of confidentiality and trust.
  • A sense of humour.
  • Reliable with a good attendance record.
  • Organised and punctual with an ability to work in a team.
  • NVQ level 2 in supporting teaching and learning in schools or equivalent
  • English A - C } GCSE or Maths A - D } equivalent

Reed Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.

Benefits of working with Reed Education:

When you work with Reed Education, you will have access to a range of expertise and advice as well as benefits.

We can provide you with:

• Access to pension scheme

• Weekly Pay for all candidates

• Continual Professional Development

• Dedicated and fully trained consultants, here to promote and develop our staff

• Long Term and permanent vacancy focus

• Permanent vacancy access to, the UK's largest, most visited online jobsite.
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