Bury College

Education Support Worker (Term-time Only)

Bury College
Bury, Greater Manchester
£11.63 - £12.57 per hour
12 Mar 2024
09 Apr 2024
Job Level
Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Part Time

About This Position

We have several opportunities available for experienced Education Support Workers to join us on a Permanent basis (up to 30 hours per week).

The role of Education Support worker is a critical role in the College as it enables students with additional needs to meet their true goals and aspirations within a supported, safer learning environment.

Providing in-class support to ensure learner participation and communication, you would expect to be responsible for:

  • Facilitating inclusion by supporting appropriate behaviour(s).
  • Ensuring reasonable adjustments are met
  • Providing in and out of class support for students with mobility and or sensory impairments; Out of class support may include personal care, encouraging learners to develop their social skills, work experience and educational trips and visits.
  • Supporting groups and/or individual learners with identified Learning Difficulties /Disabilities.
  • Supporting the enablement of students with LDD to participate fully in the life of the College and work towards their learning achievements.
  • Contributing proactively to the effective development of support strategies to promote individual independence.

Experience and Qualifications

  • The ability to recognise and respond to the needs of individuals, liaising with teaching and support staff to ensure individual support needs are met and adhered to.
  • Demonstrated experience of working with young people with Additional Learning Support needs.
  • A recognised qualification in support work (or equivalent certification) is essential.
  • A good level of education with a minimum A*-C in Maths and English (or equivalent)

And the benefits of working for us?

  • Local Authority Pension Fund
  • Flexible working
  • Family Friendly Policy
  • Special Leave of Absence
  • Paid leave for religious festivals
  • Sabbaticals
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational Health Service
  • Onsite gym
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Onsite nursery (places not guaranteed)
  • Free onsite parking (spaces not guaranteed)

Bury College is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, safeguarding its learners and expects all staff to share these commitments.

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online. We might wish to explore this at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who attend an interview.

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

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