Child Support Worker - Schools
Full Time, 08:30 - 15:30, Monday to Friday
Are you a current or an aspiring Child Support Worker who wants to make a difference to the lives of Children and Young People in the Bradford area? Do you thrive from supporting children with special educational needs and helping them to gain confidence and independence? Do you have experience supporting children, young people and/or adults with autism and learning disabilities? If you are answering 'yes' to any of the above-mentioned questions, then we would love hear from you!
£70 per hour
Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training or qualifications required for this position are 6 months minimum experience working with Children, Young People and/or Adults with Autism, Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs. This is a temporary to permanent position meaning that you have the opportunity to complete a 12 week placement through Vision for Education before being offered a permanent role by the school.
As a Child Support Worker, you will be supporting children on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis with their daily routine at school including activities, meal times and outdoor play. The activities carried out at school are very sensory led to help the children to enhance these skills and based on the needs of the children, sensory activities is the most effective way for them to learn. The activities carried out are things like outdoor play, music, baking, crafts etc, in which you will be required to take part in the activity alongside the children to help them to engage in the task.
The children and young people you will be supporting have autism, learning disabilities and communication barriers - depending on the needs of each pupil, some will require support with personal care. Some children are also non-verbal which means you will have access to a range of picture cards used as a key to help the children to communicate what they want. You will work alongside various staff members and teachers to support each pupil with their personalised learning plans and cater to their individual needs.
The environment in which you will be working is in a Special School located in the North of Bradford that caters for children and young people aged between 4 to 19 years of age. All pupils have an education, health and care plan to support their development and lessons are delivered with the needs of every pupil in mind to support them with reaching their long-term goals.
There are various facilities throughout the school which are designed to help the children have a structured routine and gain new experiences. There is an aromatherapy room, a soft play area and a swing room - these facilities help the children to feel calm and relaxed and it is another opportunity for staff to participate in fun, creative activities with the pupils they are supporting.
To be considered for the Child Support Worker position, you will:
- Be available Monday to Friday 08:30 - 15.30.
- Be willing to attend a one-day positive behaviour management course.
- Be physically fit and energetic.
- Be passionate about changing the lives of young people with Autism and Learning Disabilities.
Vision for Education is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.
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