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Communication Support Worker - Fixed Term

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-145S
  • Posted:20/03/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 plus SENA
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to recruit a Communication Support Worker to provide specialist support for pupils who are hearing and speech impaired. This a 2 year fixed, term time only contract, 39 weeks a year, 33.75 hours a week.

The successful applicant will require British Sign and Language qualifications to level 1 minimum, working towards level 2. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated, professional team supporting the needs of inspiring children with a range of learning difficulties.  

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and online checks 

Salary Kent Range 5 = £20,595-£21,693  (pro rata to £16,522- £17,403)

Plus Special Educational Needs Allowance £1187 (pro rata to the full time equivalent £1342) 

Information about the school

The Wyvern School is a large, dynamic, forward-looking school, with the aim of helping to shape best practice for pupils with complex needs. The school caters for 350 pupils with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

If you want to play a part in making a difference to the lives of children with complex needs, we would love to hear from you!

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For all positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, an application for a DBS check will be made in the event of the individual being offered the position. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our school website for our policy on ex-offenders.

For further details on the schools Child Protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023, as part of the shortlisting process the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

Job Contact Information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.