Kirklees College

SEND HI Support (CSW)

Kirklees, Huddersfield, Dewsbury
£12,168.29 - £21,569.15 pa
20 May 2024
02 Jun 2024
Job Level
Teaching Assistant
Contract Type
Part Time

30 Hours a week / 38 Weeks a year

18 Hours a week / 38 Weeks a year

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent and welcome applications from all sectors.

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

Do you have a Level 3 British Sign Language Qualification or working towards?

In the role of SEND HI Support (Communication Support Worker) you’ll be working across college and the flexibility to travel to all centres is required.

Kirklees College are looking for multiple post holders to join the SEND Department at Kirklees College with other dedicated professionals who will be able to provide exceptional student support. The successful applicants will provide high quality support across the college, working with the SENDCO for HI to ensure appropriate plans and strategies are in place to support students from school transitions, into, through and out of college to a positive destination.

The successful candidates will be able to provide interventions identified from available data, oversee the EHCP process including annual reviews, and ensure students feel valued and well supported in appropriate ways for preparation for adulthood.    

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with young people with SEND in an educational capacity, have in-depth knowledge of EHCP’s, the SEND Code of Practice and support strategies, whilst also being able to use their own judgement and initiative in complex situations leading to successful outcomes.

The qualifications deemed essential for the post are a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above or equivalent), a minimum Level 3 British Sign Language (BSL) qualification or already be working towards this, and you may already have a relevant HE Degree in British Sign Language.

Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Please note staff who work less than 52 weeks and start mid academic year will have their initial salary payments calculated based on actual weeks worked and the number of pay dates between the beginning of employment and the end of the academic year.

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, date of birth) from your CV AND provide a statement up to one side of A4 of how you match the job description.

If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied.

As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link

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