Special Needs Support Worker

Old Park School, DY5 2JY
£12,551.39 - £13,090.96 per annum
28 Jul 2022
06 Sep 2022
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Contract Type
Part time permanent
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Old Park is a very successful Special School for pupils between the ages of 4-19 years.

We provide education for pupils who have severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. These include pupils with complex medical conditions, physical and mobility difficulties and autism. Several of our children have behavioural difficulties arising from their condition and many have communication difficulties. All pupils that attend Old Park School have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

In November 2011 Old Park School relocated to a new purpose-built building with large classroom spaces and adaptable furniture, H bar tracking throughout, care rooms for each phase and specialist rooms for Food Technology, Music and ICT. The school has a library, therapy room, swimming pool, sensory, soft play, physiotherapy and nurses’ room. The large school hall is multi-purpose and can be sub- divided for Sherbourne, Rebound therapy, sporting activities, whole school performances and dining.  

At Old Park our vision, mission and values are driven by four key areas: the unique learner, positive relationships, engaging environments, learning and development. These are at the centre of our school ethos and the principles of each are shared by all members of our school community. They are underpinned by our culture of safeguarding. Each area is used to develop the provision we provide now, tomorrow and in the future.

Our most recent Ofsted (November 2018) judged us to be an outstanding school for the third time.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit our website https://www.oldpark.org/

for more information


Old Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Child and Adult DBS will be required for this position within school. It is a criminal offence to apply for and undertake a position for which you are barred from doing so and any such instance will be reported to the police and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

A copy of our school Safeguarding policy can be found at https://www.oldpark.org/Page/Detail/school-policies-1


The Governors of Old Park School are looking to recruit a number of Special Needs Support Workers to support the emotional, physical and sensory needs of pupils within a class/phase group. These staff support pupils in accessing curriculum activities such as swimming, rebounding and other physical activities, both on and off-site, whilst also assisting during the lunchtime period.

Hours:         27.5 hours per week (9.00am – 3.00pm) Term Time only 39 weeks per year

Salary:         Grade 4 £12,551 - £13,090 (Actual)

Location:    Old Park School, Thorns Road, Brierley Hill, DY5 2JY

Special Needs Support Workers will be required to attend mandatory training which maybe outside of the normal working pattern.

About the Recruitment Process

Closing date: 6th September 2022 at midnight

Shortlisting:    8th September 2022

Interviews:    16th September 2022

References will be sought for the short-listed candidates as part of the recruitment process prior to interview.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received.

Candidates should ensure that they complete the application fully, including providing a personal statement that is tailored to this role. CVs will not be accepted. Full education and employment history should be given, with an explanation provided for any gaps.

Previous candidates need not apply.

For further information please contact Miss J Colbourne Headteacher on 01384 818905 or via email office1@old-park.dudley.sch.uk


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