Posts available for first language speakers of the following languages:
- Arabic (Sudanese)
- Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin)
- Kurdish (Sorani or Kurmanji)
Do you have experience working with children and/or young people?
Do you enjoy interacting with children and/or young people?
Do you have a strong commitment to improving the educational achievement and life chances of children and young people from minority language communities?
Are you a first language speaker of one of the above languages, and do you have life experience within the culture or society of these languages?
Do you have a qualification or experience in language interpreting?
As a Bilingual Support Worker employed on a bank staff basis (zero contract hours) you will work for the REMA service (Race Equality & Minority Achievement) when required, to assist in improving outcomes for children and young people from minority language communities. You will assist schools in Surrey and REMA specialist teachers in identifying the pupils’ language and learning needs and in communicating between schools and parents. If required, you will provide bilingual support for specified bilingual pupils and may be required to support with interpreting and/or translation for schools or other Surrey services including social services or to conduct joint home visits and to contribute to out of school activities.
You will be a good communicator with the ability to work with children, with parents and with colleagues and other professionals. You will also have a commitment to personal and professional self-development.
REMA service is an experienced team with combined expertise in English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) work. You will be part of a large team of REMA bilingual support workers (BSWs) directly line managed by Bilingual Support Coordinator. This position is on zero hours basis which means that although we do not guarantee to offer you any work on a regular basis neither are you required to accept any work offered if it is not convenient for you.
What we can offer:
- Competitive salary
- Flexibility to work around your existing job
- Paid travel expenses
- Continuous Professional Development and access to further training
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23/09/2021.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Mariana Wallington by e-mail at email@example.com.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit. Please indicate what your first language is at the time of submitting your online application.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.