PT SEND Support Worker – Education

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PT SEND Support Worker – Education
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Contract / Temporary

Oxfordshire 5247032

Posted: 2nd April 2024 11:36
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £18.06 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    18.5 specific days and hours TBC

  • This opening assignment is for 11 months

  • Oxford, Oxfordshire,

    OX1 1ND

What's involved with this role:

Interim PT SEND Support Worker – Education

Job Ref: Oxfordshire 5247032

Pay Rate: Up to £18.06 per hour PAYE depending on experience 

Hours per week: 18.5 specific days and hours TBC 

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 11 months

City: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Enhanced DBS disclosure required for this role

Send Support Worker (Migrants) main purpose and key duties will be to continue to provide information, support and guidance to parents of newly arrived children with SEND.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Face to Face support with new migrant arrivals and in schools where they need advice (largely due to new elements of lack of English and cultural differences in providing for SEND).
  • Preparing copy for the website, including supporting translation of copy for migrant home languages.
  • Be a member of the Migrant Partnership Team, working with various SEND teams including SEND EY, SEND school Transport, etc.
  • Supporting migrants with SEND – schools, special schools, specialist units, SEND entitlement, access to provision, understanding nuances of cultural differences, supporting access to special school transport, holiday provision, respite care, EHCP, and OCC SEND teams, school-based Enrichment, clubs activities (both in school and in the community), including voluntary providers.
  • The creation of a much simplified version of all relevant parental educational guidance for newly arrived migrants.
  • To work with appropriate council education teams to ensure latest compliance with current legislation.
  • To work with translators to prepare content for OCC's website.
  • To work with an Information and Media Administrator to ensure the website is uploaded. Information and guidance to be available on the website for migrant parents for ease of understanding will relate to all education provision for 5–18 year olds, processes such as school admissions, school transport, attendance, school transfers, exams, assessments, reports, free school meals, uniform, house systems, holidays, term-time and key dates, behaviour management, school trips, etc.
  • Effective communication with a wide variety of audiences, including paretns/carers, regarding the various funding / grants / schemes in relation to different migrant groups: FSM, Pupil Premium, HAF, Household Support fund, Educating Welfare fund, Government grants, Census and other funding streams – local and national and explaining the relevance of ILR and NRPF to each migrant group.
  • In-depth specialist research to identify best practice in the schools which have employed 'ESOL' staff (ESOL, TA, HLTA, Teacher, Translators) EAL / Language / ESOL in purchased resources (software, apps, books, games, flashcards, etc), increased curriculum/exam offer best practice (evidence collected from schools with HfU pupils), comparative merits of teaching groups: e.g. the impact of varied models of delivery including: same/lower year groups, small group, EAL units, one-to-one, reduced subject timetables, KS4 options.
  • Be a member of the team who identifies and assesses SEND needs of newly arrived migrant children.
  • Communicate identified SEND needs with parents and signpost to appropriate services and provision, whilst ensuring a sensitivity to cultural differences.
  • To support migrant children and their families in accessing holiday provision, respite care, EHCP, and OCC SEND teams.
  • Support parents in the understanding of and support for specific SEND strategies relevant for their child/children
  • Develop a training package for schools, other providers and parents/carers.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Current UK driving licence and own transport.



  1. Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent).


Skills & Experience:

  1. Two or more years of experience in SEND, with a track record of excellence.
  2. Strong communication skills and significant experience of dealing with SEND children and their families.
  3. Proven, creative problem-solving approach and strong analytical skills.
  4. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Client Category: Local Authority

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