SEND Student Support Worker

Location: Bristol
Job Type: Contract
Industry: Secondary Support
Reference: BJ 220622SSSP
Salary: £10.90 - 12.50 per hour + PAYE £250 referral
Job Published: 11 days ago

SEND Student Support Worker

A brilliant school in Bristol are looking to appointment a Student Support Worker to support individuals with SEND needs on a 1:1 and small group basis. They are looking for someone with a calm and empathetic nature who can be innovative in their approach to support students. 

Your experience does not necessarily need to be in a school environment, but rather working or volunteering in youth groups, sports coaching, social work or the care sector with vulnerable adults or children with additional learning needs or disabilities (this list is not exhaustive) 

Start date: ASAP or 1st September 

Role: Full-time 

The successful applicant will:

  • Liaise on a daily basis with teachers, pastoal staff and the SENDCo to progress the student/s towards their academic and personal targets 
  • Deal with situations calmly and sensitively
  • Be creative and ‘think outside of the box’ in their approach to supporting pupils with additional needs
  • Care deeply about pupils academic, emotional, and personal development and have empathy for their individual circumstances 
  • Have a supportive and encouraging attitude, to inspire trust and to motivate students
  • Be confident to work closely with families to bring about positive change for each child 
  • Be able to use their initiative in meeting the needs of the student, depending on their individual communication, and learning skills

The school:

  • Prides itself of having a carefully planned curriculum
  • Offers a supportive and encouraging ethos, to allow you to develop at your own pace 
  • Allows opportunities for you to practice your leadership and/or creative skills with dedicated days for staff to enhance their skillsets
  • Close to public transport links
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Host regular social events 
  • Cycle to work scheme

In addition, Protocol Education can offer:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • FREE continued professional development training (CPD) including Team Teach
  • Ongoing honest, friendly, and professional support from our dedicated team of experts
  • A £250 bonus if you introduce someone new to Protocol Education, as a thank you

If this is an opportunity that excites you, we strongly encourage you to Apply Now!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role as well as the Right to Work in the UK. Please see for further details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’. We also offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.

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