Support Worker – Harlow, Essex

Support Worker

Harlow College Group

Harlow, Essex


Support Worker

Starting Salary: £11,880.55 per annum

Located in Harlow

Term time only

Part time 25 hours per week


About the team

Harlow College Supported Studies students receive an outstanding level of learning support from the Support Worker team. The team works alongside staff to assess and support the learning needs of students in a variety of settings and off-site locations. Our staff have the specialist skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, personalised support that effectively meets the needs of learners.

About the role

Under the direction of the delivery staff or outside employers, the Support Worker will provide practical learning guidance, personal care support and employment training for individual learners or small groups of learners who have a variety of learning difficulties to enable then to take full advantage of their opportunities moving in to adulthood and towards independence.

What we are looking for

You will need to have experience of working with young people with learning difficulties or disabilities and an awareness of diverse learner needs. Ideally you will be educated to a minimum of Level 2 Maths & English with good IT skills and have experience of working within an educational environment.

We are looking for a highly motivated and flexible individual who is organised and able to motivate our learners, particularly in the work place. The workplace may be a variety of settings and can include retail, warehouse, outdoor work and office work. The successful applicant will have the ability to work calmly under pressure, communicate with people at all levels, demonstrate a positive and inclusive manner and will be solution focused. Excellent team-working and record-keeping skills are also essential.

Flexibility of working hours would be a requirement in line with the needs of the work placement. There is a need to travel to different locations, often on public transport with the student, however the ability to drive is also desirable.

What we can offer

The successful candidate can expect the College to fund any training required for the role, investment in their professional development, opportunities to further their career as well as an excellent benefits package.

Still unsure if this is the right role for you?

If you would like to pop in or have an informal discussion to find out more, please contact Tracy Mucci on 01279 868 228 or Selina Avery on 01279 868 203 or email [email protected] or [email protected]

Closing date for applications: 5th March 2023

This college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all sections of the community.