Luminate Education Group

SEND Support Worker (Term Time Only) (LUM471/826)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Commencing at £17,939.22 with progression to £19,485.05
21 Nov 2023
04 Dec 2023
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Role

The School of Events, Enterprise and Employability offers a wide range of study programmes and apprenticeship opportunities to both 16-18 and 19+ learners who are looking to pursue a career in Events, Marketing, Customer Service and Business sustainability. Our course offers range from Level 1, for learners who may be applying to college with limited previous experience of qualifications through to Level 3 Extended programmes of study which enable students to progress to higher education or supervisory positions within industry.

We are looking for a dedicated SEND Support Worker to work closely with our course leader and teachers to support individuals and groups of students who may demonstrate emotional and behavioural needs. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning.

What You Will Do

  • Work closely with Programme Managers, Course Leaders and teachers to support individual students or groups of students who may demonstrate emotional and behavioural problems.  
  • Support teaching staff where individual student behaviour within a group is impacting on the learning of the group as a whole.
  • Collaborate with curriculum pastoral and Send/HN teams, to develop learning strategies and practices for students including, individual and group student support strategies.
  • Collaborate with Pastoral and Send/HN staff to facilitate links with schools, parents and appropriate external agencies e.g. Education Welfare Service, Social Services, Social Inclusion Unit and Youth Offending Teams.
  • Assist with the collection and maintenance of documentation for student records.
  • Contribute to individual student target-setting and reviews and contribute to ongoing advice and guidance concerning progression routes 
  • Maintain an overview of attendance and follow up absences immediately.
  • Attend team and staff meetings as well as case study meetings.
  • Be a member of the College’s care and control team.

About You

  • Good general education at NVQ level 2 or equivalent including literacy and numeracy
  • Appropriate training and/or a willingness to undertake training in supporting the needs of disengaged/disadvantaged students who may have emotional and behavioural problems.
  • Experience of working with disengaged/disadvantaged young people in an educational setting
  • Experience of working with schools, parents and external support agencies
  • To be willing to train in are and control techniques
  • Able to manage challenging behaviour
  • Able to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent communication skills & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to show empathy for and have an understanding of the needs of this particular age group
  • Able to work positively & effectively as a member of a team and on own initiative.


There are plenty of benefits available to our staff members, here are just a few:

  • Annual leave entitlement - If you work full time, you'll get at least 27 days holiday plus bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary closure days at Christmas (pro rata for part time staff).
    • Support Staff 27 days (increasing to 32 days after 5 years service)
    • Academic 37 days
    • Senior Management 37 days
  • Generous Pension schemes
    • Teachers’ Pension Scheme 
    • Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Memberships and discounts - employees can sign up to various membership cards and discount schemes such as TOTUM card (formerly NUS card). 
  • Travel and commuting - discounted travel available through Metro card, Northern Rail, First Bus, Arriva Bus and Cycle to work schemes.
  • Learning and development opportunities -  including staff development days
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Flexible and hybrid working opportunities - this will vary depending on role requirements

About Us

Leeds City College is one of the largest further education institutions in the country and is one of the biggest providers of apprenticeships regionally. 

We provide a vibrant and diverse learning environment, delivering excellent and innovative education which is supportive, inspiring and life changing. Leeds City College’s values put students first and are at the heart of everything the college does.

We are committed to lifelong learning and investing in our staff. You’ll have access to a broad variety of training and professional development designed to help you continually develop and grow. We offer a wide range of job vacancies, and our large size means there are always exciting opportunities to progress.

Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.



At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our students including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks which include an enhanced DBS check, online checks and must have two satisfactory references. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.


We recognise, value and champion diversity & Inclusion. As we engage with a diverse student population we want to ensure we reflect that in our staff population too. For us diversity is about building happy teams, full of people that want to learn and be inspired by each other, by our different experiences and backgrounds. It is important to us that both staff and students achieve their full potential.  Diversity is important to us, but inclusion is equally, if not more important. It’s not just about having the representation but also providing the people we recruit with opportunities and valuing everyone’s contributions and perspectives.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.


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