School Support Worker – Totton, Southampton

Job Reference 627

  • Full Time: 37.5 hours p/week
  • Salary: Band D £15, 631 – £19,086 per annum
  • Closing date: 1st December 2019
  • Interview dates: TBC

Additional benefits: Health cash plan scheme; Pension Scheme; Staff Discounts; Childcare vouchers; Employee Assistance Programme (EAP); Great development opportunities.

Fair Ways is looking for motivated, energetic and conscientious Learning Support Workers to join our established Education service in our school in Totton, to provide mentoring support to learners with additional needs, specifically learners with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Working hours are Monday to Friday 8.45 a.m. to 4.15 p.m.

Totton School have recently been awarded Aspiring Accreditation through assessment by the National Autistic Society. They are the first school in Hampshire to receive this award, which is an amazing achievement!

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 successful candidates will be;

  • Providing a high standard of support in the classroom as specified by the leading staff member;
  • Assisting learners with ASC to settle quickly into the routines of the school as well as assisting the class Teachers or Therapeutic Learning Practitioners with strategies for supporting learners;
  • Able to recognise and accept the possible need to intervene using positive handling strategies in order to make incidents safe, and to work as part of a consistent team;
  • Observing, assessing and monitoring Service User’s health development and emotional well-being.

Personal skills

Our successful candidates will have previous experience in supporting young people and adults with ASC or profound and moderate learning difficulties. The ideal candidates will possess good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen and empathise with learners and be able 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. In addition, you will need to be highly organised, methodical and be able to prioritise, working towards set deadlines. You must possess a flexible approach to the tasks and have the 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.