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Support Worker (SEN School)

Job Description

About Us: Join our dedicated team at a thriving Special Educational Needs (SEN) school committed to providing exceptional support and education to children with diverse needs. We are looking for a passionate and experienced Support Worker to help our students reach their full potential.

Key Qualities:

  • Must have experience in a Support Worker role
  • Experience working with SEN children
  • DBS on the update service
  • Empathetic and friendly personality

Job Description/Duties:

As a Support Worker in our SEN school, you will play a crucial role in supporting the educational and personal development of our students. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing Individual Support: Assist students with their academic tasks, adapting materials and methods to suit their individual learning needs and capabilities.
  • Personal Care: Support students with personal care tasks as required, ensuring their comfort and dignity at all times.
  • Behavioural Support: Help manage and support positive behaviour, using appropriate strategies and interventions to address challenging behaviour.
  • Communication Support: Facilitate effective communication with and between students, using tools and techniques such as Makaton, PECS, or other communication aids.
  • Classroom Assistance: Work closely with teachers to create a supportive and inclusive classroom environment, preparing materials, and setting up activities.
  • Encouraging Independence: Promote independence by helping students develop life skills, including social interaction, problem-solving, and self-care.
  • Emotional Support: Provide emotional and pastoral support to students, fostering a safe and nurturing environment where they can express themselves and feel valued.
  • Collaborative Work: Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team, including teachers, therapists, and other support staff, to develop and implement individual education plans (IEPs).
  • Monitoring and Reporting: Keep accurate records of students' progress and behaviour, and report any concerns or achievements to the appropriate staff members.

How to Apply:

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of SEN children and meet the essential criteria, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and a covering letter to us.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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