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College Support Worker

  • Location: Bracknell
  • Start date: 26 Jun 2017
  • Category: Special Needs
  • Job reference: PE10908227
  • Branch: Hounslow/Berkshire
  • Consultant: Katrina Miklausic
  • Call: 01895 451 970
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Job description
Would you like to support a child with special needs on their journey through college?

We are assisting with the recruitment of a special school in the Berkshire area for a college support worker. The role is full time during term time and they are searching for a responsible and calm person to accompany a pupil both in and out of lessons. There is an element of educational support as well as emotional support for these vulnerable teenagers. Previous experience working with secondary aged pupils with special needs and mental health issues are desirable but not essential. A hard working person with a willingness to learn and think on their feet.

The job description is below:
• To support each child/ young person to maintain safe and appropriate relationships within the college environment (either via direct supervision or through encouraging discussion - as directed by the Home Manager and College Safeguarding Team).
• To supervise each child/ young person within the classroom, practical session or work experience setting.
• To support each child/ young person to arrange college finances, bursaries etc., and to pay for equipment or trips.
• To supervise each child/ young person travelling to and from college as required.
• To support each child/ young person to complete homework/ course work on days off or during study time.
• To value and nurture each child/ young person as an individual with talents, strengths and abilities that can develop over time.
• To take an interest in all aspects of the young person's life and well-being; and to ensure, with guidance from the Home Manager, that individualised needs are met.
• To treat each child/ young person with dignity and respect.
• To promote the health and well-being of each child/ young person.
• To help each child/ young person to express his views, wishes and feelings.
• To advocate for each child/ young person when needed.
• To contribute to and work in accordance with each child/ young person's Placement Plan.
• To support each child/ young person's therapy programme (facilitating appointments, assisting with homework, encouraging discussions, and practicing therapeutic strategies as required).
- To support young people to enjoy and achieve at college, at home, at work and within the local community.

If you are interested in applying for this role please get in touch asap with an updated CV.

Please note: We undertake safeguarding checks on all our workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education'. As part of these checks, we require a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure for everyone working in schools. If you do not have a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service, we will require you to complete a new DBS application as part of the registration process, at a cost of £44.00.
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