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Learning Support Worker (Education)




Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


£8,789 – £14,178 per annum (FTE £17,004)


22.5 - 37.5 hours per week, term time only

Job Advert Role Description

We are recruiting an Education Support Worker to support the delivery of education to our students working within the College, external colleges and work placements.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide a high standard of person-centred support and care 
  • Build good relationships with both service users and their families, through a creative and caring approach
  • Support service users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible
  • Participate in activities, so energy and initiative is vital.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of emotional resilience and the ability to remain calm under pressure. 


  • A clean driving licence with at least 3 years driving experience is essential
  • Previous experience is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support
  • It is an expectation of the role that all Learning Support Workers will work towards or already hold the level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce.

Part time hours are also available, and we are happy to consider flexible shift patterns, including days, early/late shifts, and weekends - this can be discussed in more detail at interview.

Farleigh Further Education College Frome is an independent specialist residential college for young people aged 16 to 25 with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.

The college has eight residential houses in the community each with its own identity, working ethos and dedicated team of staff. This provides learners with the opportunity to experience independent living in a range of different settings.

We aim to provide every young person with an individually tailored programme of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Our dedicated team of staff create a safe, secure and independent living environment where our learners have a sense of belonging within their group and a sense of ownership of their home. Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood, including further or higher education and sustainable independent living in the community.

What's in it for you?

For amazing work, we give amazing rewards:

  • £1,000 monthly lotto
  • 100’s of online discounts and cash back deals
  • Cash for colleagues - Earn money for friends you recommend
  • Priory Group pension.

We look after your career too, with our career pathways you, like many of our staff, can go from support worker up to CEO level with guidance and learning supplied by us!

If you have been affected by coronavirus, or are tired of working from home, we have care and education roles available across the country covering temp, part-time and full time vacancies.

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Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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