Education Support Worker (School)
Salary: Actual salary £13,421.91 - £14,631.87 (FTE £17,489 - £19,066) per annum
Hours: 33 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Term Time only (39 weeks per year)
Are you looking for an Education Support Worker role for September? Would you like to make a real difference and join a team who put children and young people at the heart of everything they do?
We are currently recruiting for dedicated and passionate Education Support Workers to join our team.
St Piers Residential Special School and College form part of Young Epilepsy, the national children and young people’s epilepsy charity is based in Lingfield, Surrey. We are part of a multi-disciplinary team which includes our Therapy and Health directorates as well as our pioneering onsite Research facility.
St Piers Residential Special School provides highly specialised education for children and young people from 5 – 19 years of age, primarily with Epilepsy, Autism, and severe learning difficulties. Set in stunning grounds, St Piers School offers all the latest facilities to help students grow in confidence and learn independence.
Our friendly, dedicated and skilled staff excel at teaching and supporting students to enjoy learning, enabling them to thrive and fulfil their potential.
St Piers School is rated ‘Good’ [Ofsted 2017], we are a Centre of Excellence [IQM] for Inclusion  and a member of Challenge Partners [Quality Assurance Review (2019) judged ‘Outstanding’].
For a Virtual Tour of our grounds, please visit: https://school.youngepilepsy.org.uk/about-the-school/virtual-tour
About the role:
In this role you will provide support to students with Epilepsy, Autism and a range of needs associated with severe learning difficulties, including sensory, physical and medical complexities.
You will be responsible for:
- Supporting students to enable them to access learning, using needs-specific, personalised approaches, both with 1:1 and group learning situations.
- Contributing to individual student records, reports, etc., in consultation with the Teacher and specialist staff.
- Attending and contributing to classroom, curriculum, staff and other meetings as appropriate
- Administration support essential to the smooth running of St Piers School
- Promoting high standards of hygiene and welfare for the students within the class
- Liaising with senior staff or designated safeguard leads as appropriate.
You will be someone who would like to make a difference and work as part of a holistic team who put young people at the heart of everything we do.
- Be passionate about working with and supporting children and young people.
- Be an effective communicator - both verbally and in writing
- Be able to work flexibly as well as be able to adapt to changing priorities and challenging situations effectively
- Have proven experience of working as an active team player as well as on your own initiative
- Have proven organisational and time management skills
What we can offer you:
Comprehensive training and development opportunities, including the opportunity to complete your Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
A Perkbox membership which gives you access to exclusive nationwide discounts and benefits on things such as meals out, active wear, gym memberships and technology products etc.
Free onsite parking
Subsidised onsite dining room
Discounted onsite gym membership
An occupational pension scheme
Closing date: 26/09/21
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.
Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore, applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.
Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).
St Piers School
- Special needs with state - non-maintained funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 5 - 19 years