Ellesmere College is a large, aspirational special school located in the City of Leicester
Ellesmere College provides education for up to 426 children and young people, from 4 to 19 years, with a range of moderate to complex learning difficulties.
This is a very exciting time for Ellesmere College as we are expanding from 1 site to 3 sites spread across the city. Our new sites will provide bespoke educational opportunities for our Post-16 students and our students with the most complex needs, in particular those with communication and interaction difficulties including complex autism.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, flexible, enthusiastic, committed and self motivated group of staff who have an innovative and creative approach which ensures children and young people who have a range of special educational needs achieve the best possible learning outcomes. We are looking for the best as we continue our journey towards outstanding.
- Is a supportive and friendly environment committed to staff and student wellbeing.
- Offers a high quality professional development programme.
- Has a committed and enthusiastic staff and governor team.
- Is a school where partnerships with home and other agencies are seen as vital in supporting individual students to achieve their full potential.
- Is a place where excellence is the norm.
Ellesmere College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to adhere to this commitment. An enhanced DBS Certificate is essential for this post.
Specialist One to One Support Worker (Visually Impaired)
Salary: Grade 6
Actual Salary £18,709—£20,369
You will be working 32.5 hours per week for 39 weeks (term time plus one week outside school hours)
We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient One to One Support Worker with excellent interpersonal skills to work with our visually impaired students.
You will need a good, basic understanding of I.T. to create accessible documents for visually impaired students in Word and some Moon.
You will need the ability to make things practical and hands-on, often thinking ‘out of the box’ to present something in a different way, but to achieve the same objectives as the other students.
You must have a desire to develop independence skills for our visually impaired students.
It is essential that you are willing to learn Braille and Moon.
An experience of using Braille and Moon is desirable.
Closing Date for Applications: 3rd February 2022 at 9am
How to Apply: Through the E-teach web-site. Please also submit a supporting letter of no more than 2 sides of A4, explaining why you are the right person for the post.
Ellesmere College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to adhere to this commitment. Applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.