STEPS Outreach Worker

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£27.978 - £28.992
24 Feb 2021
07 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full time


Children’s Services - Salary: £27,978 - £28,992 per annum pro-rata FTE Term Time Only (TTO)

Contract type Permanent (TTO) Hours per week: 26 hours (0.8 days)

SEND Outreach Services, Kings Park Campus, Eltham, London, SE9 5LX

Closing date: 22nd February 2021  Interview date: 16th March 2021


The SEND Outreach Services consist of four established and highly regarded teams that cover early years, autistic spectrum disorder, primary and secondary school support and sensory impairment.

At STEPS we support and promote the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs in mainstream settings and we are looking for an experienced individual to join our hardworking and supportive team.

You will be supporting staff in school settings to support children with learning needs, with a focus on the development of literacy and maths skills. You will work alongside teachers and other specialist staff in the STEPS team and the wider SEND Outreach Services.

The post holder would be responsible for a caseload of children with special educational needs across a range of settings through direct work, consultation and collaborative planning with the child’s parents/carers, school staff and other professionals. 

This post also requires working alongside team members to deliver SEN training through the Special Needs training programme.

You would be travelling across the Borough but based in Eltham and it would be an advantage to be a car user.

If you would like to discuss this post in more detail please contact: Hetal Patel Acting Team Leader: STEPS

To apply for this post please visit the Royal Borough of Greenwich website

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