Tutor and student in Horticulture
Tutor and student in Horticulture

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

55 days holiday entitlement

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

Opportunities have arisen within our College for additional Senior Support Workers and to join our established team 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 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 our students personal and social development.


These positions are offered on a full-time, permanent contract basis with a start date for the successful applicant in the new academic year.

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. It is however important that you are able to demonstrate previous experience of delivering support work in an SEN setting or have relevant experience.

Staff Benefits:

  • 55 days annual leave (to be used in school holidays)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Great CPD opportunities including free sign language classes
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free meal whilst supporting students
  • Free use of onsite gym
  • Westfield Health including - Doctorline - 24/7 access to a GP and other health benefits funded by the employer.

Please submit your application and equal opportunities monitoring forms to recruitment@ddt-deaf.org.uk 

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Closing date for applications: 11th August 2024

Interviews to be held: W/C 19th August 2024

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.