Learning and Employment Support Worker - Linwood School

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  • Post Ref: LSS/20/18474
  • Department: Schools
  • Salary details: BCP Grade E, points 7 – 11 £20,092 - £21,748 per annum FTE Actual starting salary approx. £5,386 based on 12 hours per week
  • Employment Status: Part Time, term time only
  • Hourly Rate:
  • Hours: 12 hours per week, term time (38 weeks per year) Although we can be flexible with these hours ideally we require 2 full days
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Working Weeks:
  • Closing date: 18 December 2020
  • Interview date: Tuesday 12 January 2020
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Following the internal promotion of members of our team, an exciting opportunity now exist to appoint a Learning and Employment Support Worker to join the CHI team in delivering a unique programme for young people with learning difficulties, which combines education and on-the-job training.  This is an accredited course designed to enhance students’ employability prospects by providing a blend of intensive ‘classroom’ based learning and purposeful, on-the-job training and work shadowing.

The aim is to appoint to this post as soon as possible dependent on all checks and references being in place.

The CHI project supports students with a variety of additional learning difficulties who are based in Bargates Christchurch, and the Marsham Court Hotel, Tesco Riverside, and Citygate building in Bournemouth.  Students also participate in work placements in a variety of other workplaces where they need further development and training.

The role of Learning and Employment Support Worker includes the successful applicant working within the classroom assisting learning, supporting students within the workplace at Venture, Tesco and Marsham Court and also visiting and supporting students in external workplaces. The candidates must have a clear understanding of excellent workplace practice and be able to model this to our students to benefit and enhance their learning.  Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are essential.  Candidates must be able to assess students’ development on placements and work with the CHI team and businesses to ensure that progress is being made and any difficulties passed on to the relevant staff and addressed.  Therefore, some flexibility is required in this role; the ability to adapt at short notice as well as being able to work under pressure would be an advantage.

A genuine occupational requirement exists for the successful applicant to hold a full driving licence and hold business insurance for this purpose.  Driving and vehicle documentation will be checked on appointment and annually thereafter.

In addition to the flexible benefits provided BCP Council Linwood School also provides:

  • An Employee Assistance Programme to support staff wellbeing
  • Easy to access Eyecare Scheme
  • Paid after-school training sessions to support staff development
  • Career development
  • Long Service Awards

Linwood School are working in partnership with the mental health charity Mind and we proud to have recently been awarded a Bronze Award for the work we are doing in school to promote positive mental health, support staff and reduce stigma. 

If you would like further information about the role of a Learning and Employment Support Worker, please speak to Stuart Cummings, Deputy CHI Lead on 07399 335963.

Application forms and further details can be accessed via https://jobs.bcpcouncil.gov.uk  All applications must be submitted electronically via this site. 

If you have any queries over the application process, please contact Wendy Perry, HR Manager - wendyperry@linwood.bournemouth.sch.uk

Due to the current health crisis, the school has limited opening times for the support of vulnerable students and to support key workers.  Therefore, we regret we will be unable to invite prospective candidates to tour the school as we would normally do.  If you are appointed to the role, other arrangements will be made.

Closing date:     Friday 18th December 2020                                   

Interviews:         Tuesday 12th January 2020

Interview format:  Formal interview via Skype or Zoom

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be required to have an enhanced DBS check as well as an overseas criminal records check, if worked or lived outside the UK within the past 10 years. Offers of employment are also subject to satisfactory references, health and Right to Work checks including that of Pre-Settled and Settled status.

All Linwood School staff are expected to adhere to our policies and procedures in respect of safeguarding and child protection, including Keeping Children Safe in Education and Guidance for adults working with children and young people in an education setting.