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Cleaner - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-310S
  • Posted:25/07/2022
  • Pay:KR3 (£10ph)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

Advert

10 hours a week: 3.15- 5.15pm Mon-Thurs and 2.15 – 4.15 Fridays

38 weeks term time and 1 week during school holidays per year

Elms School is looking to recruit 3 cleaners to join the current cleaning team who play a key role within the school.

The successful candidate will be a team player who takes pride in their work. You will need to be flexible, reliable and have a professional approach towards your work and have the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

The role will require you to:

  1. Undertake cleaning of allocated areas in line with specified standards and as directed
  2. Operate / use domestic and industrial cleaning equipment and materials, following appropriate training
  3. Store allocated equipment and materials safely and securely
  4. Perform duties in line with health and safety regulations (COSHH) and take action where hazards are identified, report serious hazards to line manager immediately
  5. Collect and dispose of waste
  6. Refill and replace soap, towels and other materials
  7. Notify the Line Manager or other senior member of staff, of any Health & Safety concerns including damage to building, equipment or anything that may be dangerous to pupils and/or staff

You will need to be:

  • To be physically fit
  • To be reliable, punctual and have excellent attendance
  • Possess a flexible and adaptable approach to working patterns and job tasks
  • Observe safe working practices in carrying out the required duties.
  • Team player, personable, emotionally intelligent with a sense of humour

In return, you will receive a competitive salary, pension and health care.

The school requires a 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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.