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Senior Education Support Worker

West London Community College
  • Hayes
  • Permanent
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Hours: Monday to Friday; 08.30 - 16.30
Closing date: Friday, 15th December 2023
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Full Job Description

How would you like to be paid for five days but only work four*?

Our colleagues’ wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do at OFG, so we’re always looking for new ways to improve everyone’s work/life balance. We’re taking part in a trial of the 4-Day Working Week, meaning that you could be working one day less a week (or equivalent).

If the trial is a success, we’ll be rolling the 4DWW out across the Group – so there’s never been a more exciting time to join #teamOFG!

Become a Senior Education Support Worker at our West London Community College, part of Options Autism and start working towards yours.

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum - Actual Take Home Pay (pre-tax take home salary; not pro rata) 
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday; 8.30am - 4.30pm
Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only 

West London Community College is based in Uxbridge, Middlesex within commuting distance from Hayes, Slough, Watford, Wembley, Egham, Hillingdon, and surrounding areas.

The college offers an independent living and life skills provision for adults with Autism. This is an ideal role for those interested in working within a care and educational environment seeking a new challenge.

The opportunity

Enjoy a rewarding education career and have a real impact on pupils and young people’s lives. Join an amazing team creating supportive, nurturing environments where our pupils achieve far more than they ever expected.

As a Senior Education Support Worker, you will connect directly with the brilliant pupils and young people we care for, helping to make sure they get the very best from their education. Each individual has a diagnosis of Autism and may have additional needs. They have so much potential, and they will rely on you to guide their learning journeys bespoke to them.

You will lead, supervise and motivate the care team to plan, implement and undertake specific vocational activities as part of the educational programmes. To provide the highest quality of care and support to students in accordance with company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the company.

Every day will be different, but you will have all the support you need, with lots of skills and experience to draw on along with valuable advice and guidance too.

Who we are looking for

You will be adaptable and ready to work in a variety of classroom roles, both indoors and outside according to individual need. Taking a responsive and caring approach, you may be running classroom activities, leading outdoor experiences or supervising pupils as they explore further afield.

Essential experience:

  • Experience of and/or qualifications in the specialist area
  • Experience of work with autism spectrum disorders and/or challenging behaviour              
  • Experience at management level             
  • Experience of supervising and appraising staff 

Qualifications and Training                          

  • Level 3 Award in Education & Teaching OR Equivalent  (desirable)
  • Willingness to work towards further qualifications as required                    
  • Undertake relevant group induction training or commencement                

Our schools and colleges are built on great teamwork and mutual support. If you enjoy working as part of a dedicated team, sharing knowledge, experience and learning, simply fill in our safeguarding-compliant application form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Why join Options Autism?


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

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*You’ll work 80% of your contractual hours for 100% of your pay, giving you more time to do the things that make you happy.


A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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