Job Details


Job Title: Pupil Support Worker (Maternity Cover)

Salary: £18,000 per annum

Location: Oakfield House School, Station Road, Salwick, Preston, PR40YH

Hours: Mon-Fri / 8:30am-4pm

Contract: Fixed Term  / Term Time only


We are looking for a Pupil Support Worker to support young people at our independent special educational needs day school for 42 students aged 5-12. You will be part of a dedicated team helping to deliver a wide curriculum and help nurture a therapeutic environment to meet a range of needs including social, emotional, mental health, communication and learning difficulties.


About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide Education and Care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of children and young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the role

The Pupil Support Worker supports individuals and small groups of pupils with their education and activities and assist their development as detailed on their pupil statements. You will be responsible in assisting the teachers and instructors in implementing individual educational and behavioural programmes.   

The successful candidate will encourage the social, behavioural and emotional development of pupils through positive approaches that enhance appropriate relationships, develop self-esteem and promote life skills. You will be responsible for recording and tracking pupil information and assisting with classroom organisation and display work.


Who are we looking for?

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people with a range of complex learning needs. You will be able to demonstrate a working understanding of how these needs impact upon learning and behaviour in the classroom. You may have knowledge and experience of working with autistic spectrum disorder or children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

We are looking for a special individual who is able to help inspire and engage the young people.  This is an opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their skills and experience in a challenging, motivating and highly rewarding environment.


Subject to approved reference/DBS checks). Applications are invited online through the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the HR Team on 01204 558 058 or email us on

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.