Education Support Worker

Job Title:            Outreach Education Support Worker

Location:            Wessex Lodge School, Frome, Somerset

Salary:                £16,350 – £19,250 per annum,  dependent on experience

Hours:                37.5 hours per week

Contract:            Full Time, Permanent

Are you an Outreach Education Support Worker committed to improving the lives of children and young people?

We are looking for an experienced Outreach Education Support Worker to join our fantastic team at Wessex Lodge School in Frome, Somerset. As an Outreach Education Support Worker to provide the highest quality of education, care and preparation for life for all students.

You will implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students with support from teaching staff. Monitor and support the overall progress and development of students. 

Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.  Contribute to raising standards of student attainment and behaviour and share and support the School’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and skill growth and you will work off site with transitional students within the community and in residential homes and day placement homes.

Educated with GCSE Grade C or above passes in Maths and English, you will have a Full Manual Driving Licence and proven successful experience of working with children in an educational setting and working with autistic children.

About us

Wessex Lodge School comprises of three main sites: Wessex Lodge School, the main school where classroom-based activities take place; The Arc, which is mainly for the younger children and Triskele Farm, an alternative provision which is Care farm around 20 minutes’ drive from the main site. We have grown to support 40 students, aged 8-18. The majority of these students are day placements. Each student has individual needs based on developmental challenges, Social Emotional Mental Health difficulties or Autism. We support them using individual plans and the THRIVE approach.

The established staff team come from a variety of previous occupations and have individual skills, which can be utilised, within this school. So, if you have an interest and/or qualifications in animal care, horticulture, construction, outdoor education, forestry or any other specific trade or hobby, we would love to hear from you!

Why join Acorn Education & Care? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS, which must be registered on the update service.


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