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Full-Time Communication Support Worker - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

Nexus Foundation Special School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-7051-489S
  • Posted:20/09/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 4 + SEN allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:09/10/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:October 2023


BSL Communication Support Worker

Full-time: 32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 08:45 - 15:45)

Term Time Only plus 5 staff 

Our main site is based in Tonbridge and we also have a satellite provision in Wouldham Primary School, Wouldham. Current placement is available at our Tonbridge site, however there is an expectation for employees to be able to work at either site. 


Why be a BSL Communication Support Worker

This role will require a caring and supporting individual that can support a deaf child access learning inside and outside of the classroom. 

Are you:

  • trained to BSL Stage 2 or above;
  • passionate, fun and creative;
  • caring, committed and motivated for yourself and others;
  • experienced working with children (although this is not essential);
  • adaptable with a can-do attitude;
  • great at working in a team with initiative to work independently to support children in achieving their best;
  • literate and numerate with exam passes to evidence this;
  • able to establish supportive, caring and secure relationships with children, promoting respect, self-esteem and a positive, inclusive whole school ethos;
  • able to lead intervention groups in order to support learning or any emotional, social or behavioural needs of any children.

Yes, then you should work at Nexus School because:

  • we are "the school where excellence meets opportunity";
  • our children are happy and make every day rewarding;
  • no two days are the same (who wants boring!);
  • we are expanding with a lot of exciting opportunities for you to develop.

We can offer you:

  • flexible working hours to help you manage your work life balance;
  • an annual well-being day off for all staff;
  • a strong, ecxperienced and supportive team of colleagues, all working towards the shared belief that children thrive when they feel consistently happy and safe at school;
  • a varied range of development opportunities for staff to learn new skills and progress in their careers;
  • a dedicated well-being team who work to support staff with day to day issues as well as a fun-packed social calendar for our staff to wind down.


Please note:

  • In line with KCSIE 2022 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, Nexus reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children with the Headteacher.
  • Nexus School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable.
  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early, therefore, if interested please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Information about the school

Nexus : the school where excellence meets opportunity.

Nexus is an ambitious school for children and young people aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex needs, many of whom have a diagnosis of autism.

With currently 280+ pupils on roll, we continue to expand our provision and pupil numbers providing wonderful opportunities for our teaching and learning with a wide range of staff development routes.

Nexus invests in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Collard - Personnel
  • Address:Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA
  • Telephone: 01732 771384
  • Email: personnel@nexusschool.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.