Communication Support Worker

With a minimum level of level 3 in BSL you will have a at least one-year experience working with d/deaf people, either in the deaf community, education, social care or work environment.

Your excellent communication skills in both writing and English/BSL will allow you to provide communication support across the whole range of College provision, including interviews, residential and work experience.

Working closely with the ALS Manager you will continuously improve the quality and range of provision for students who are d/Deaf and participate in the assessment of students at all levels of hearing loss in order to provide the most appropriate offer of support.

Stephanie Firth, Head of Additional Learning Support, says “We are looking for someone highly committed to making a difference for our d/Deaf students enabling and facilitating learning, end encouraging social integration. We are proud of our work with d/Deaf students and need another outstanding CSW to join our team”

Joining our Journey:

When you join our college, nor only will you be part of an awarding team but our colleagues have access to numerous benefits and facilities:  

  • Generous Pension Scheme  
  • Fantastic Staff Benefits and Rewards platform
  • Holiday Entitlement
  • Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity provision
  • Free confidential counselling service
  • Staff recognition awards
  • Subsidised car parking
  • On-site Day Nursery
  • On-site hair and beauty salon offering staff discounts

Oldham College is a great career choice for ambitious professionals. With a “good” Ofsted rating, one of the best apprenticeship programmes in the region, excellent 16-18 results and truly outstanding GCSE English results, we are already a high performer. 

But we want to deliver much more than this.  Our ambition is to be “The Best Place to Learn and Work” and we have a clear Strategic Plan which sets out what this means and what we will do to deliver it.  We will keep on improving and innovating, and we are investing in new provision, new facilities and new technology. 

We expect a lot from you, so we want ambitious, open minded candidates, who are ready to give their best.  But we give a lot in return, from training to pensions, our own benefits package, and one of the best and most helpful group of colleagues you could ever wish to meet.

Further details including a Person Specification are included within the attached Job Description.

Oldham College is a medium sized general further education college, with a turnover of almost £25m. It has one main campus in the centre of town, and this in the third phases of a £40m redevelopment which began in 2012.   Higher education is taught on a second, dedicated campus, a short walk away.   The College delivers a full range of work related education and training, including 16-18 programmes of study, T levels, apprenticeships, adult learning and higher education.  It has over 5000 full-time students and 600 undergraduates.   

The College is in the top quartile for 16-18 programmes of study and English GCSE resits, and in apprenticeship provision, but is the second highest performing provider Greater Manchester. The quality of its higher education provision is better than many established universities. 

The closing date for this vacancy is 12 August 2022