Student at smiling at their desk in the IT curriculum area
Student at smiling at their desk in the IT curriculum area

Salary £22,569 - £24,133 (depending on experience)

55 days holiday entitlement

(Full-time, permanent position – 37 hours per week)

An opportunity has arisen within our College for a Senior Support Worker to join our established team within the IT curriculum area at the Communication Specialist College - Doncaster.

We are a specialist college for students who have Individual communication needs including:

  • Deafness / Hearing Impairment
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Learning disabilities and difficulties

Our individualised learning programmes offer a unique approach to students who have specific language and communication needs. Each student has a bespoke timetable according to their needs and aspirations and may include; vocational courses, personal and social development and independent living skills. As a support worker in IT and office admin skills, it will be your role to support and guide students either on a 1:1 basis or in group settings to access their learning and develop a diverse range of skill as they prepare for their futures beyond college.

The Senior Support Worker role is key to the engagement and retention of our students. Senior Support Workers will support tutors within the classrooms, workshops and the local community and will be required to lead sessions linked to IT.

These positions are offered on a full-time, permanent contract basis.

An ability to use British Sign language would be a distinct advantage, although support can be given to help you achieve this and work towards a Level 2 qualification. Previous experience of delivering support in an SEN setting or relevant experience would be desirable but not essential.


Staff Benefits:

  • 55 days annual leave (to be used in school holidays only)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Great CPD opportunities including free sign language classes
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free meal whilst supporting students
  • Free use of onsite gym
  • Discounted childcare at the onsite Little Learners Day Nursery
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan including – Doctorline – (24/7 access to a GP), Dental, Optical and prescription claims and much more (funded by employer)


Closing date for applications: 2nd June 2024

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Please return your completed application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to

Communication Specialist College – Doncaster, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY,

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Trust may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants and all applicants will be required to provide details of their online profile, including social media accounts, as part of their application.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The Trust is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.