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Youth Worker - SEN Primary School Transition Support

Job Description

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Youth Worker to join our team at Dunbar Education. In this role, you will provide essential support to families and children during their transition to our school. Your primary focus will be on creating a positive and inclusive environment that nurtures the social, emotional, and educational well-being of our students with special educational needs.


  • Build strong relationships with families and children, acting as a point of contact for their transition process to our school.
  • Provide emotional support to families and children during their transition, addressing any concerns or anxieties they may have.
  • Collaborate with the school's staff, including teachers, SEN coordinators, and other support workers, to develop personalized transition plans for each student.
  • Organize and facilitate activities, workshops, and events to promote a smooth and successful transition for the students.
  • Conduct individual and group sessions to support students in developing social skills, self-confidence, and resilience.
  • Assist families in accessing community resources and services that may support their child's transition and ongoing needs.
  • Monitor the progress and well-being of students, identifying any challenges or areas for improvement.
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation of interactions and progress for each student, ensuring confidentiality and data protection.


  • A relevant degree or certification in Youth Work, Social Work, Psychology, or a related field is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience working with children and families in a similar role, preferably within an SEN or educational setting.
  • Understanding of special educational needs and experience supporting individuals with diverse needs.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to connect with children, families, and colleagues effectively.
  • Empathy, patience, and a genuine passion for supporting children's well-being and development.
  • Knowledge of local community resources and services that can support families and children with special educational needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines.

If this role sounds like something you would intrested in , please apply or contact Aimee on 07723439887 or email