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Education Support Worker - SEN

  • Location:

    Frome, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Vetro Care

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £11733 - £17763 per annum

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:


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  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

We have a fantastic opportunity for experienced, enthusiastic, highly motivated and flexible Education Support Workers to join a friendly and dynamic team at a Specialist Independent School in Frome and for a Care Farm in Maiden Bradley.

You would be supporting and educating young people aged 9-19 with emotional behavioural difficulties, complex Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and challenging behaviour.

*** Interview Day - Friday February 7th ***

Salary: £11,733 - £17,763

Full Time, Permanent, Term Time only (39 weeks of the year)


Monday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-4pm

Friday: 8:30am-3:30pm

About the School:

Aligning academic ability to pastoral and therapeutic outcomes is central to their work - inspiring students and staff to maximise interest, potential and personal achievement and facilitate success.

They follow a broad syllabus offering key skills, small classes and individual education programmes. Their creative and flexible learning programmes are regularly monitored and reviewed. Their students participate in a full educational assessment to develop their bespoke education plan and curriculum with a focus to provide 'success through learning opportunities'.

About the Care Farm:

The Care Farm environment successfully re-engages children with their learning, shows their capabilities and importantly changes their relationship with their own learning from one of failure to one of success.

As working farms, our activities are diverse and offer a range of services and opportunities including:

  • Equine assisted learning and horse management.
  • Animal care.
  • Horticulture learning and therapy.
  • Cooking and understanding healthy living.
  • Accredited learning programmes.
  • Specific and day projects including bush craft, lambing, falconry and nature arts and crafts.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Deal with any disruption and report to the teacher any difficulties that you are unable to overcome.
  • Establish relationships with individuals and groups.
  • Provide support for learning activities.
  • Promote independent learning.
  • Encouraging students to take responsibility for their own learning and promoting
  • development of self-esteem.
  • Promote social and emotional development of students.
  • Contribute to health and wellbeing of the students.

Experience Required:

  • Must have experience of working with SEN and challenging behaviours.
  • Must hold a Full UK Driving Licence due to the rural location of the settings.
  • Must be aged 23 or over due to the requirements of the role.
  • A good level of English and Maths.
  • Experience of working with people with ASD.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Well organised and practical.
  • Ability to diffuse conflict.
  • Adaptable and flexible.
  • Calm under pressure.
  • Able to form and maintain appropriate professional relationships and boundaries with children and parents.
  • Able to organise and deliver classroom activities.
  • Able to deal with sensitive information in a confidential manner.