Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of the students we support?
The role of Support Worker is to provide support for students in their learning which includes their extended curriculum, external placements and visits, 1-1 and small group sessions – under direction of a session leader. You will also support students with the full range of communication systems, eating and drinking, personal care, mobility, medication and therapy subject to supervision and training.
Bridge College is the Together Trust’s specialist education college for students aged 16 to 25 years with disabilities, complex needs and autism. Bridge College promotes a multidisciplinary approach to learning and has expertise in supporting students with a wide range of needs.
Hours – 34.5 hours per week worked over 39 weeks per year (term time role)
Starting salary – £16,969.65 (salary already pro-rated to working weeks worked). The hourly rate for this role is £10.91 (Real Living Wage). The full time equivalent is £21,283.00 per annum.
Location – Bridge College, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2GR – A Together Trust service
Are you passionate about equity, fairness, and everyone having the right to a happy, fulfilled life? Do you want your employer to support your wellbeing and ambitions to progress your career and development?
We offer a comprehensive range of continuing professional development opportunities to support personal and career development and you will also be joining a great team of likeminded people with the students at the heart of what they do.
Key tasks within this role are:
What can you bring to our students .?
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We are seeking someone with knowledge of the needs of students with learning difficulties and complex needs and how these can be addressed.
Can you support our students in obtaining their potential by demonstrating a commitment to achievement and an understanding of working with the needs of students with learning difficulties?
Why work for us?
– You will be joining a great team of like-minded people.
– Flexible working encouraged.
– 27 days annual leave rising to 30 after 5 years and 33 after 10 years plus bank holidays.
– Pension scheme.
– Occupational sick pay and family friendly policies including enhanced maternity.
– Comprehensive training and continuing development opportunities.
– Mental Health First Aiders offering support from trained colleagues, and free mental health support through our employee assistance provider Lifeworks.
– Plus many more benefits which can be found in our Job Pack.
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We’re a Real Living Wage employer – Together Trust has committed to paying all staff a significantly higher wage than the government minimum. By officially registering as a Living Wage employer, we are showing our commitment to our employees, now and in the future.
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We may remove this vacancy prior to the expiry date if suitable candidates are found therefore early applications are encouraged. We have more than one role to fill!
We welcome applications from those with a right to work in the UK. We do not currently sponsor overseas staff.
The Together Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Safeguarding checks will be undertaken for the successful candidate in line with our safer recruitment policy, including an Enhanced DBS check (at no cost to yourself).
This role will involve regulated activity.