Transition Support Worker

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About the role

Based at Hertford Regional College (Broxbourne Campus)

Salary H7 (£23,398 - £25,951 per annum)

DSPL4 are looking for an enthusiastic person to support young people with SEND to choose an appropriate route into further education or employment resulting in a successful placement. The postholder must have experience of engaging and motivating young people.

The ability to prioritise and work both independently and as part of a team is essential to this role as well as building and maintaining relationships with partner agencies and Young People.

A full driving licence is essential. This post required a DBS disclosure.

Qualifications: Level 2 or above in Maths and English. A relevant level 3 or above qualification.

Expected work distribution across the year for TSW

Jan – June        Meet weekly at schools with students on caseload, identify appropriate options for them, make applications to college, visit college, refer to Student Support etc.

Jul – Aug          Regular meetings with students in HRC, 2 x 3 day summer school (induction activities, orientation etc), preparation of any materials needed by students (visual timetables etc)

Sept – Oct        Support the YP as they start college, gradual withdrawal / hand over to college Student Support. Accompany students on college enrichment days if appropriate.

Nov – Dec        Possible support for those students who have changed course after 6 weeks, Identification of next YP on caseload.

Please mark applications for the attention of Claire Hallett, DSPL4 Manager. When making an application, please include a supporting statement as follows:

Question 1 of 6 – Please tell us about the qualifications that you have already achieved that are relevant to this position.

Question 2 of 6 – Please describe your previous experience in working with young people with SEND to deliver successful outcomes, this should include the current, relevant legislation that you are familiar with and a practical example of your work.

Question 3 of 6 – Please demonstrate your understanding of the difficulties that impact on young people with SEND and how these difficulties impact upon the young person’s ability to access and sustain education.

Question 4 of 6 – Please demonstrate your ability to communicate and negotiate effectively both verbally and in writing with young people, parents/carers and other agencies.

Question 5 of 6 – Please demonstrate your ability to work on your own initiative, managing and prioritising your workload under pressure and whilst dealing with service constraints and conflicting demands.

Question 6 of 6 – Please demonstrate your understanding of equal opportunities and give an example of how you have put that understanding into practice.


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Contact details

Forres Primary School , Headteacher
Stanstead Road Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire EN11 0RW

Telephone: 01992 467821
Fax: 01992 904311