Support Workers – Education, St Piers School and College, Surrey

Support Workers – Education

School and Further Education – St Piers School and College

£8.86 – £9.88 per hour (inclusive of education support allowances – if applicable)

Permanent, term time only

Based in Lingfield, Surrey

About us
Young Epilepsy is the only UK charity dedicated to creating better lives for children and young people with epilepsy and related conditions and is based on a beautiful campus in Lingfield, Surrey, providing world class services.  St Piers school and college provides state-of-the-art facilities, a warm environment and a caring atmosphere, it’s a fantastic place for children with neurological conditions and behavioural difficulties to learn new skills, grow in confidence and make new friends.

Your role
These are unique roles, ideally suited to enthusiastic and caring individuals who are able to provide the consistent and positive support our students need to reach their full potential, both in their education and in their daily lives. The roles require flexibility to adapt, innovative thinking and the ability to mentor and foster independence in our students, giving them the skills to know ‘why’, not just ‘how’.

The most important qualifications to do this role, are compassion, enthusiasm and an understanding of what it takes to work with children and young adults with a disability. Communication will also be key, as this goes to the very heart of the support worker role – communicating, listening, understanding, adapting.

We provide comprehensive training to all our Support Workers, as a part of your continuous personal development you are offered an opportunity to complete Level 2 Diploma and thereafter CACHE.

Benefits

  • Generous annual leave.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Opportunities for career progression.
  • Occupational pension scheme.
  • On-site accommodation available.
  • Subsidised dining room.
  • Gym membership options (on and off-site).
  • Perkbox, giving you access to nationwide discounts and benefits.
  • Free parking on campus.

We are accessible by bus, by train via the East Grinstead branch of the Oxted Line and by car and offer free parking on our campus.

For further details of these and other vacancies, please visit our website: youngepilepsy.org.uk/jobs

Closing date: Friday 10th January 2020

*Please note that at least one reference will be taken up prior to interview.

If you do not hear anything within two weeks of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Young Epilepsy strives to employ people that reflect the community it serves; therefore, applications from minority groups and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Young Epilepsy is the operating name of the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy. Registered Charity No: 311877 (England and Wales).