DSPL4 Primary Outreach / Learning Support Worker

Job details
Employer Rivers Education Support Centre
Location Hoddesdon
Salary Salary H5
Contract type Permanent
Closing Date 28 Jan 2019

About the role

DSPL4 Primary Outreach / Learning Support Worker

We are looking to appoint two motivated, enthusiastic and committed people to join our team as DSPL4 Primary Outreach / Learning Support Workers, in mainstream primary schools.

Rivers Education Support Centre provides educational programmes to support pupils who are at serious risk of permanent exclusion or who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school.

The centre’s vision is to inspire and enable pupils to

  • Become confident, independent and successful young people
  • Excel in Learning
  • Engage positively with the community
  • Be ambitious for their futures.


At KS3 the focus of centre work is to re-engage the pupils with their learning and reintegrate them into a mainstream school setting. The outreach team works closely with all primary and secondary schools in supporting pupils who are experiencing emotional, social, behaviour challenges that are impacting on their school success.


At KS4 pupils are provided with an alternative provision where it is acknowledged that a mainstream setting is not meeting their needs. Pupils are offered a wide variety of opportunities for accreditation, including GCSE courses, OCR, City and Guilds, BTEC. Rivers success is built upon strong partnerships with schools and other services and most importantly, with young people and their parents and carers

The successful candidates will have experience as a Teaching Assistant or experience of working with children with additional educational needs and will support students in a full range of subjects, including B4S (Behaviour for Success). You will possess excellent communication and proven organisational skills and be approachable, calm and positive. You should be a team player, who is also able to work on your own initiative.

Rivers ESC is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 


We welcome visits to our school from potential applicants.


The position will be for 37 hours per week, full time.  The salary will be H5.


Closing date:      1.00pm, Monday 28th January 2019.

Interview date:  Friday 01st February 2019.


  • Application form PDF, 1.14 Mb
  • DSPL4 Primary Outreach Worker.doc Microsoft Word Document, 0.04 Mb
  • Person Specification.doc Microsoft Word Document, 0.05 Mb

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Contact details

Heather Dunne , PA to Headteacher KS3 Site Churchfields HertfordHertfordshire SG13 8AETelephone: 01992 534841Fax: 01992 509375Email: heather.dunne@riversesc.herts.sch.ukWebsite: www.riversesc.herts.sch.uk