Loughborough, Leicestershire
Between 9.08 and 9.08 GBP per hour
Permanent, Part-time
Job description

About the role

We’re currently recruiting Education Support Workers to join our team at our Sense College in Loughborough working either 20 or 30 hours per week on a permanent basis. Please note with this role being based in a college you will work 38 weeks per year and therefore your salary and holidays will be pro-rata. Our college is open Monday to Fridays between 8am and 5pm so you must be available to work inbetween these hours. 

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 is preferred but is not essential for the role.

Supporting people with their personal care is a requirement of this role.

About you

It is essential that you are able to work effectively as part of a team whilst demonstrating your own initiative. Have an understanding the importance of person –centred planning and have the ability to contribute to and support the development and monitoring of person centred plans and education, health and care plans.

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

About us

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact the recruitment team.

No agencies please.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the Recruitment department.

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. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.


Posted on: 12 November 2020
Closed date: 29 November 2020
Job ref: 5775
Tags: Support Worker