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Supported Worker for Specialist Teacher  (Paddington area)

Supported Worker for Specialist Teacher  (Paddington area)

Salary:                        £15 ph                                

Hours:                       14 hours per week TBC                                   

Place of work:         Paddington school near Royal Oak

Contract period:     1 year with possible to extend

Accountable to:      Employment Service Manager / Coordinator          

Deadline: 1st July – we will hold a recruitment day on 14th July

The Organisation

Action on Disability (AoD), founded in 1979, is one of London’s leading Disabled People’s Organisations.  As we believe in the Social Model of Disability, our values and principles embrace inclusive and accessible ways of working both internally and in all our activities, seek the participation and contribution of our members, and encourage and respect diversity.

The organisation is a medium sized charity with a Board of Trustees, 24 staff and a strong ad hoc staff and volunteer base including many with direct experience of disability – all of whom are passionate about removing the barriers that disabled people face.

AoD provides five key services. These are: Youth, Employment, Welfare Benefits, Independent Living and Direct Payments .

AoD’s Employment Service

The Action on Disability Employment Service is setting the agenda for disability employment across London with great results. We have carved out a role, and reputation, for setting up and delivering supported internships for people with learning disabilities. We provide management, job coaching and employer engagement for over 50 young people with learning disabilities each year across our 3 internship sites. We also provide In Work Support to employed disabled people via the DWP Access to Work scheme.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, with a thorough understanding of the social model of disability and high expectations of disabled people. You will need excellent problem solving, communication and negotiation skills.

The Post

The purpose of the role is to provide in work support to a disabled client at their place of employment . The role is specialist role and requires a person with strong organisation skills and have an ability to problem solve and creating resources to support the client to complete their job role effectively and to the standard required. The role will require a person with great flexibility and can multi tasks. Some of the role could remote as the role also requires supporting the client to clean up their work folders and emails and support with updating databases.

Clients Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Person Specification







Experience and/or clear understanding of working with people with a disability in ways that will empower them



Experience of working under direction, alongside and independently of client.



Experience of working within an education setting



Experience of  working under direction and  liaising with people and professionals



Basic understanding of Health and Safety, and Safeguarding  in the work place



Basic understanding of carrying out Risk assessments  



Must have full DBS clearance






Sound organizational, time management  and problem-solving skills



Exceptional written and spoken English and ability to manage appropriate communication with people with various disabilities



Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced working environment whilst managing competing workloads



Ability to think and work creatively and with a large measure of independence and initiative



Reliable, punctual, flexible and honest working approach



Excellent IT skills across all areas:  email management, Cloud based platforms, Microsoft Office packages, presentation packages to support communications, administration



High attention to detail with accurate filing and database updating processes.



Awareness and adherence to confidentiality procedures. Ability to  maintain discretion with sensitive information



Ability to understand equality and diversity issues and put equalities at the heart of your work




Applications (marked ‘Private and Confidential’) must be sent to:

Ellen Barnes ,

Office Manager,

Action on Disability,

Normand Croft School,

Lillie Road,

London SW6 7SR

Please email completed application form to:



Action on Disability positively welcomes applications from disabled people.  Please identify any specific requirements you may have, or wish to bring, to ensure full access at your interview if you are shortlisted. 


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