School Support Worker

Job Title:         School Support Worker

Salary:             £17,000 per annum

Location:         Reddish Hall School, Stockport

Hours:             37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Contract:         Permanent; term-time only

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing school that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a School Support Worker to join our school.

About Reddish Hall School

Reddish Hall is an independent SEMH school situated in Stockport. The aim of the school is to encourage children to achieve and succeed personally, academically, socially and develop their self confidence that will enable them to cope in everyday situations and manage the transition from school to college or work environments. By rebuilding self-esteem and forging positive relationships, our pupils replace failure with success.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a School Support to join our close-knot team at Reddish Hall School in Greater Manchester.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for working with complex young people who have a needs ranging from autistic spectrum conditions to attachment difficulties and developmental trauma and be keen to help us develop our therapeutic approach towards helping our pupils achieve successful outcomes.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people on a 1-1 or group basis supporting them in and out of class. This is a demanding but highly rewarding role for a candidate that is supportive, proactive and wants to make a difference.

Please see the Job Description for full details regarding this position.

Essential Criteria

  • Positive communication and listening skills
  • Patience, tolerance and sensitivity
  • To have Maths and English at GCSE Grade C or equivalent
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Driving License

Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care.