Communication Support Worker
Job title: Communication Support Worker
Location: Support required throughout Staffordshire in further education and community settings. Office base is Staffordshire Place 2, Stafford (Centre for mileage as agreed)
Salary: £12.42 – £14.26 per hour
Hours vary depending on availability and demand - Zero Hours Contract
Contract type: Zero Hours Hours per week: 0
About the role
We are looking to appoint Communication Support Workers to work within the ASSIST team to provide curriculum access, support and empower people with a sensory loss/Autism Spectrum condition in educational and community settings and be involved in all areas of the curriculum. Hours will vary. There is a particular focus supporting people with sign language communication needs within the community in Staffordshire and would therefore particularly welcome applicants who have Level 2 British Sign Language (and above) or equivalent.
What you’ll bring
You will be required to use a variety of methods and skills to ensure students/clients who have a hearing or vision impairment or an autism spectrum condition have access to information and empowered as required. Students/clients will be over 16 years of age and require support in a variety of subjects; in educational and community settings. Training, supervision and feedback will be provided.
We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:
- An excellent local government pension scheme
- Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave Vivup benefits platform – gives you access to lots of retail, lifestyle savings and offers all in a handy app on your phone Volunteering Scheme Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services) Eye care vouchers Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme Bus and rail travel discounts
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Our recruitment process
As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities
As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.
This position is subject to an enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.