6% Above national average
Salary estimated from 10 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.Last updated: 22 March 2021
Reviews for Support Worker at Barry Bennett Ltd
A highly engaging, dynamic and challenging role
A typical day at work was to meet students at prearranged lecture/seminar locations, or for private study assistance meetings, or at easy-to-find locations for campus-transitional support. The support I provided varied between notetaking, transcription, study assistance and transitional support for university students with support plans. This was a highly engaging, dynamic and challenging role where you got as much as you gave to it, since support workers have to show initiative and strong communicative abilities with management to be allocated work appointments, and with students to ensure that the sessions took place and the students had all the details they needed. A true appreciation of sensitivity and confidentiality is essential. The crucial requirement is that the support delivered causes the students to feel supported rather than adding an extra stress, so the support worker must be on top of everything, arrive to all appointments early and keep up excellent communication. Excellent organisation and timekeeping skills were necessary to ensure that commitments were honoured and the student could rely on the support worker. The hardest part of the job was when there were areas of uncertainty that took longer to resolve. The most enjoyable parts of the job were the variety of the work, developing rapports with all the students I worked with regularly and all the fascinating learning that you get to do in the higher education setting. This job built so many essential skills for me and it felt like a privilege to be so trusted in this role. The management were all very kind - more...
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