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STEPS Outreach Worker

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Greenwich, London (Greater)
£27.978 - £28.992
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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SEND Outreach Services, Kings Park Campus, Eltham, London, SE9 5LX

Following a restructure of our SEND Outreach Services some exciting opportunities have arisen. The 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.

Our teams include specialist teachers, Early Years Inclusion Co-ordinations/ Area SENCo’s, and specialist outreach workers, who support inclusion in all Greenwich schools and early years settings to support children, young people and their families who have a range of special educational needs and disabilities. We all work together through consultation, collaborative planning with the child, the child's parents, carers, practitioners and other professionals.

You will have extensive experience working with children in educational settings and have a clear understanding of the fundamental principles of the SEND code of practice.

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


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

Contract type: Permanent (TTO)                      Hours per week: 32.5 hours (Full time)

Interview date: TBC

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. 

Both posts require working alongside team members to deliver SEN training through the Special Needs training programme.

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Hetal Patel;     020 8921 3311  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact or call 020-8921-8977

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974).

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Internal Only Advert: This vacancy is being advertised internally only – this means it is only open to applications from existing employees, agency workers, apprentices and GSP/GSS employees.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.


Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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