Involve Learner Support Worker

Brighton, East Sussex
21 Mar 2019
11 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you looking for a new direction? Thinking of a career in education? Do you have any experience of working with children and young adults with learning disabilities?


If so, we are seeking enthusiastic individuals who are positive about learning disabilities to join our team as Involve Learner Support Workers.


St. John’s is a specialist school and college offering high quality education and care for young people aged 7-25 with a wide range of special educational needs.


The Involve Learners form a group of young people with a diverse range of complex needs and characteristics, all of whom struggle to access the College environment at St. John’s and to take part in group sessions. This means we work with individuals in very specific ways to meet their needs, that’s not to say that other Learners receive a blanket approach by any means, but the Involve group require specific attention to detail, innovation and care which happens for the most part off-site and focused around outdoor activities.


Becoming part of the Involve Team means working, sometimes on your own, with people who will test you, present behaviours that challenge and expose you to the more extreme reaches of support work at St. John’s and requires support workers who are flexible with strong emotional resilience and skills in reflective practice.


Title Involve Learner Support Worker


Hours 40 hours per week (8.30am – 4.30pm, must be flexible) Monday –Friday)


Term time only + 32 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays


(Pro rata 0.9041)


Base St. John’s College (as an essential part of yourwork you will be required to work at any St. John’s


or in the community)


Salary St. John’s Grade 6 and subject to pro rata


Our aim is to promote the inclusion of all learners ensuring they have equal access to opportunities to become as independent as possible. Functional literacy and numeracy are essential life skills for all our learners and we have an explicit expectation that all staff in learner facing roles will actively promote these skills.


Positive and compassionate attitude towards Learners. Proven experience of working in more than one core team (or equivalent external experience) Evidence of good working relationships with OT/SALT/Medical/Welllbeing etc. (or equivalent external experience) Evidence of valuable Positive Behaviour Support planning Evidence of timetable and staffing input/experience Evidence of understanding, creating and implementation of Risk Assessment as well as evident experience of balanced and professional use of dynamic risk assessment and responses to behaviours that challenge *All job applicants will be required to provide 2 referees (one must be your most recent employer) and undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure. This process forms part of our recruitment and safeguarding policy.




Please visit our company website where you can find the full job description and can complete our application form or submit your CV.


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