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Work Placement Support Worker - Full-time/Part-time

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-208S
  • Posted:06/02/2019
  • Pay:KR 5 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Mar 2019
  • App Close Date:25/02/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:4th March 2019


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Work Placement Support Worker to work with LINK19 College learners from March 2019, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm term-time, hours to be agreed (Part Time i.e fewer days will be considered). Initially this is a Fixed Term contract until 31st August 2019, subject to review of the term.

Candidates could come from a variety of backgrounds although experience of Special Educational Needs would be preferred.  The successful candidate will have a passion for working with young people with Special Educational Needs and possess excellent interpersonal skills.  Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and be committed to working as part of an established highly motivated team.  The post will be mainly based in the Gravesham area with a base at the Link Centre within North Kent College, Gravesend Campus.

The successful candidate will be employed by Ifield school but seconded to LINK19 College to carry out their role for all or part of their contracted hours. This will be dependant on the needs of the College.

Work Placement Support Workers provide workplace support for young people with profound, severe and complex needs and need to be flexible, adaptable and creative.  Applicants will need to possess a diverse skill set, including the confidence to work effectively with young people, employers and parents /carers.

The primary role of a Work Placement Support Worker is to provide support to young people to enable them to gain, learn from, develop in and maintain their supported work experience placement, with the aim of progression on to paid sustainable employment wherever possible.  Work Placement Support Workers provide tailored support to employers to enable them to offer a meaningful experience to learners.

A Work Placement Support Worker must be able to:

  • Drive between sites
  • Encourage and motivate others
  • Believe in the supported work placement programme and the young people's ability to interact professionally with learners, employers, families and colleagues including those from other agencies
  • Prioritise and manage their time effectively
  • Liaise with a wide variety of people within the business and public services settings

Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. We have a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a Co-operative Trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with Kings Farm Primary School under one Governing Body known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Abigail Birch
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: ifieldschool@aol.com

Fax: 01474 569744


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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.