Graduate Support Worker, Wakefield

Vision for Education LtdWakefield
Date posted:
Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £70 - £80 (per day)
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Graduate Support Worker

  • Wakefield Pupil Referral Unit
  • £70-£80 per day
  • Vision for Education supply agency
  • Full time, Monday to Friday 
  • Immediate or January 2020 start
  • Vision are flexible around candidates and their availability

Relevant experience is essential for this role through Vision for Education (please phone us for more information)

Are you a Graduate or College Leaver with experience working or volunteering with children, young people, in youth work or with vulnerable adults?

You may be starting out and have completed placements or be in the early part of your career looking at which direction to take. You could be interested in a career in Education, Mental Health work, in Training as a Teacher, Social Worker, Counsellor, Instructor or Pastoral role.

We are looking to appoint a staff member to work with us on a full time basis Monday – Friday as a Support Worker. 

You may undertake a variety of assignments within Pupil Referral Unit and SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) settings in Wakefield.

Within this assignment you can kick start your career, gain fantastic experience relevant to all of these areas, and crucially, most importantly, using your existing skills gained to date to help students and young people attain the very best outcomes for themselves. You will act as a role model, supportive of individual needs, provide curriculum support and assist Teacher’s in the delivery of learning. You will be active, keen and open to working in all areas of the curriculum including outdoor pursuits, Sport and Academic disciplines.  The Graduate Support Worker work will involve working with students from KS2- KS4 (7-16 years).

As a Graduate Support Worker you can expect to be challenged and quickly develop your resilience in order to handle situations that may be the result of long standing circumstances or early life experiences. The key is not to discipline but to guide, nurture and build independence , self regulation, personal and social skills. Parts of this work are demanding and you must have the tenacity to deal with highs and difficult lows. 

We can offer:

A Competitive rate of pay

The opportunity to join a supportive and well established company, working with Good, Outstanding and Award Winning Schools

The support to progress in your career

A great training package (growing by the term) to up skill you entirely free of charge (including Team Teach)

A sense of humour, caring, reasoned, balanced approach will be invaluable.  If you think that this could be you – please contact us with your CV for a friendly initial discussion!

All applications are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure which must be registered to the update service, professional reference checks, Overseas Police Clearances (if applicable) in line with our stringent safeguarding policy. You must have relevant experience in the past couple of years working with children, young people or adults.

Your CV must cover the last 10 years of employment history. You must have legal right to work in the UK. You must be willing to attend a registration interview. We look forward to hearing from you. Please contact our friendly SEND team in Huddersfield for any more information regarding this role advertised. Work experience with children, young people or adults is essential for this role through Vision for Education - please only apply if you have relevant experience.

Please contact our friendly and helpful SEND team in Huddersfield today for more information on this role and what experience is required or to apply on 01484 642928 or 


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