Additional Support Worker - Fitness to Study, Blackpool

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Blackpool Sixth Form CollegeBlackpool
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Start date: August 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £13,753 to £14,398
Contract term: Temporary

Additional Support Worker (Fitness to Study)

Here at Blackpool Sixth, we want to make sure that our students with special educational needs, disabilities, medical needs or mental health conditions enjoy full support to help them succeed in their studies. If you can provide that support, we can offer you a hugely rewarding role as part of our friendly, dedicated and close-knit team.

We are constantly looking for new and innovative ways to help our vulnerable students to overcome barriers and achieve their full potential. The results speak for themselves: all of our students with high needs who completed in summer 2017 achieved success in their studies and went on to further study or employment with training. We proudly hold the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark, awarded in June 2017 and have expertise in mental health, autism and other special educational needs and disabilities.   

So what part will you play in all of this? Identifying the individual needs of each student, you’ll work with teachers, other colleagues and outside agencies to put in place effective support strategies. You will provide support both in class and out of class to ensure that students enjoy equal access to the curriculum and the broader range of  opportunities that make up college life, that they are successful in their studies and that they progress to higher education or employment with training. 

Excellent communication skills are clearly essential, while experience of working with young people with learning difficulties and disabilities and an awareness of effective strategies to support and promote independence would be ideal. You should also bring a sensitive and patient approach, plus the ability to work well within a multi-disciplinary team.

As an Investors in People Gold Award organisation, we’re genuinely committed to helping our people to build their skills through a range of training and development opportunities. You can also look forward to being part of a progressive and forward-thinking college with a brand new £27 million development, exceptional facilities and an outstanding rating from Ofsted.

Points 15 to 17 of the Sixth Form Colleges Support Staff pay spine currently £13,753 to £14,398 per annum for a term time only role. 

This is a fixed term post for the academic year 2018/19.

To find out more and apply, please visit Please note that we will only be accepting online applications for this vacancy which must be submitted via our website. 

Closing date: 9am on 5th June 2018

Assessment day: 12th June 2018

Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we can only contact you again if you have been selected for interview. Whatever the outcome of your application, thank you very much for the interest shown in working at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.

The Blackpool Sixth Form College is committed to equality of opportunity for all and is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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