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REMA Bilingual Support Worker

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/31680
  • Published: Thu 11/05/2023, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 10/06/2023, 12:45 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Casual Hours
  • Salary: Up to £14.15 per hour + Additional annual leave allowance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

This role has a salary of £14.15 per hour + additional annual leave allowance. It is a bank contract meaning working hours are flexible and as required.

You will be required Surrey wide with the possibility of out-of-Surrey assignments.

Posts available for first language speakers of the following languages:

  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Kurdish Sorani
  • Lithuanian
  • Nepalese
  • Oromo
  • Romani
  • Somali
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Tigre
  • Tigrinya

Do you have experience and enjoy working 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 and have basic computing and applications skills.

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 a 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 you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Flexibility to work around your existing job
  • Paid travel expenses
  • Continuous Professional Development and access to further training

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.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Our Commitment

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 underrepresented groups.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/31680
  • Published: Thu 11/05/2023, 12:45 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 10/06/2023, 12:45 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Casual Hours
  • Salary: Up to £14.15 per hour + Additional annual leave allowance
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

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