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Passenger Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-304S
  • Posted:30/06/2022
  • Pay:KR3, plus allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:15/07/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Candidates to ideally be based in Dover, Deal, Folkestone and surrounds.

Working 39 weeks per year. Contracted hours 10-15 hours per week and can be discussed at interview.

Overtime may also be available.

KR3 – full time equivalent £18,425 per annum, plus £1323 allowance - this will be pro rata'd for part time, term time working.

Passenger Assistants/Escorts will be responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of pupils during their journey.  You will be collecting pupils from home and delivering them to school for an 8.30am start; collecting them from school at 3pm (Monday to Thursday) and 2pm Friday and dropping them home. You must be available for both the morning and afternoon runs.

. The successful candidates:

  • Must be able to establish a rapport with pupils and parents
  • Must be emotionally resilient
  • Must possess a good sense of humour, be patient and remain calm in difficult circumstances.
  • Previous experience of escorting children with complex behavioural, social, emotional and mental health difficulties would be an advantage, but training will be given

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, pension scheme, healthcare, behaviour management and safeguarding training.

The school requires a fully completed application form – no CV’s accepted. 

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check, pre-employment medical clearance, satisfactory references and verification of the right to work in the UK.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Information about the school

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all.

Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions.

Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration.

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

Our Ofsted inspection in October 2017 was rated Good.

We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).