Learning Support Workers – Fareham – Hampshire

Job Reference – 544

  • Full Time: 37.5 hours p/week
  • Salary: Band D £15, 631 – £17,894 per annum
  • Closing date: 19th May 2019
  • Interview dates: TBC

Additional Benefits:  Health cash plan scheme; Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare Vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Training opportunities and opportunities for career progression.

Fair Ways Education recently opened its third education facility to support its two existing successful schools and is looking to appoint 2 Learning Support Workers to the team. The school caters for up to 15 pupils between the ages of 14-19 with a variety of special educational needs and challenging behaviour. The education provision will enable our pupils to move on to further education, training or employment. How do you fancy being part of that transition process?

Fair Ways is an expanding, dynamic charity that strongly believes in providing opportunities for people to meet their full potential. Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect ALL staff to share this commitment. We have recently been awarded Fourth Best Not-for-Profit Organisation to Work For in the Sunday Times Awards.

Job Responsibilities

Our ideal candidates will be involved in, amongst other tasks;

  • Ensuring a high standard of support is offered in the classroom as specified by the leading staff member;
  • Supervising the activities of the students to ensure their safety and to facilitate their physical and emotional development;
  • Participating in the implementation and delivery of each students Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Personal Education Plan (PEP);
  • Demonstrating an understanding of, and a willingness to learn how the young people’s early life experiences may result in, or contribute to, severe challenging behavior;
  • Recognising and accepting the possible need to intervene using positive handling strategies in order to make incidents safe, and to work as part of a consistent team.

Personal skills

Shortlisted applicants will have proven experience in supporting young people with ASC and SEMH difficulties. The ideal candidates will possess good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen and empathise with learners, along with the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships whilst engaging with challenging young people within an education setting.

Knowledge and experience of child protection procedures is desirable. The ideal candidate will be highly organised, methodical and be able to prioritise, working towards set deadlines. You must possess a flexible approach to the tasks and resilience to work under pressure. All candidates must have a full driving license and have access to the use of a car. Successful candidates will be required to provide an enhanced Disclosure (DBS). This disclosure cost will be met by Fair Ways.

Next Step

Interested in the vacancy? We encourage a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all communities.

Download the Job Description and an Application Form here or please phone Head Office (02380 230400) and ask for the Recruitment Team or email Recruitment@fairways.co