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Support Worker

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Teaching Personnel are currently seeking Support Workers to work on a full time basis until the end of the academic year in our partnering specialist provision based in the center of Wakefield. Our partnering provision provides a tailored education for pupils aged from 11 to 16 years with a range of Special Needs including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia; motor co-ordination difficulties and general learning difficulties.

The ideal support worker must be a passionate individual who has the ability to engage students to develop academically, socially, emotionally and physically.

To be considered for this role, you must be confident individual who is able to foster great relationships with students and support them with emotional and anxiety-­related difficulties. You may also have additional training in Team Teach, Moving and Handling, PECs, Intensive Interaction and/or Autism Awareness, or be committed to completing the training as part of your role.

The ideal Support Worker will be dedicated to providing holistic support to pupils to ensure both academic and personal achievement goals are met. You will possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to liaise with a multi-disciplinary team and with parents/carers. Knowledge and understanding of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) is essential.

An experience within a school and direct experience working with children is desired but not essential as we also look for in background knowledge in areas such as:

  • Health and Social Care
  • Support Work
  • Youth Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Social Work

We will also welcome applications from individuals who may have personal experience with Special Educational Needs.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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