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What is an Educational Support Worker (ESW)?

 

Image of a pencil & pen An Educational Support Worker (ESW) provides support to students registered with the Disability Service to help them fulfil their academic potential. The supports required are determined by the students' needs assessment as part of their registration with the Disability Service. Applying to be an ESW provides a valuable opportunity to undertake rewarding paid work that also looks good on a C.V.

ESWs typically work a few hours each week as required, and are primarily recruited internally from the Trinity postgraduate community. ESWs assisting students with disabilities agree to the click on this link to read the Terms of Registration for the Educational Support Workers.

Job descriptions

Each of the roles listed below have been developed through the Disability Advisors Network (DAWN) and are cohesively applied across all Higher Education Institutes nationally.

To view the full guide of the job descriptions please click on this link.

To apply, please click on this link to fill in the application form.

Rates of Pay


Role

Rate per hour

Laptop notetaker

€15.00

Notetaker

€10.00

Academic Tutor

€20.00

Library Assistant

€12.50

Alternative formatting

€12.50

Lab/academic assistant

€12.50

Claiming Payment

To be paid you must complete the casual pay claim form that you can view by clicking on this link and returning it to the Disability Service office. Payment is made on the 30th of the following month.

The timesheet must contain the following:

  • Signature of the Educational Support Worker
  • Signature of the studnet receiving support (confirms that the work has been completed)
  • Initials of the student for whom the work has been done
  • Type of role
  • Rate of pay
  • Total hours must be tallied
  • If working with more than one student, complete the individual sheet per student and the paysheet itself.

A claim form from the Disability Service can only be used for work with this department. If you have any queries, please contact eswadmin@tcd.ie

Instructions for uploading student notes to the Disability Service Blackboard module

Follow the step-by-step guidelines laid out in the document by clicking on this link.

Induction Programme for Educational Support Workers


All successful applicants will be required to attend an induction programme which will address the following:

  • Guidance on roles and responsibilities.
  • Basic disability awareness training.

For more information please download the ESW booklet by clicking on this link .

Disclaimers

To read the disclaimers please click on this link here.

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