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Continence and Toileting Co-Ordinator - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-381S
  • Posted:30/11/2022
  • Pay:KR5(£20,595 to £21,693) pro rata + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:January/February 2023
  • App Close Date:02/01/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:January 2023 - TBC


Are you looking for a rewarding new opportunity? We are very excited to share a new role we are introducing to Ifield School.

We are seeking to appoint a Continence and Toileting Co-ordinator. The successful candidate will be employed for 37 hours per week, term time only, salary Kent Range 5 £20,595 to £21,693 FTE (pro rata) + SEN Allowance, depending on experience. This new role aims to ensure that our continence processes are consistent for all pupils and students, so that they are independent and fully prepared for life. Meticulous attention to detail and a professional attitude is paramount, with a strong focus on understanding GDPR and the importance of confidentiality and discretion. Initially, this is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2024, subject to review at the end of this period.

The postholder is required to work for 39 weeks per year. In addition, the postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day. 

Key responsibilities and duties of the role:

  • To provide support in managing bladder and bowel needs.
  • To promote understanding of bladder and bowel difficulties and challenges faced by pupils and young people.
  • To create, maintain and review all toileting plans for pupils.
  • To raise awareness of continence conditions, encouraging positive action between school and home.
  • To implement strategies for managing bladder and bowel conditions.
  • To liaise with families, health professionals and outside agencies to ensure individual needs are understood and fully met.
  • To deliver training to staff and parents to ensure that strategies are consistent between home and school.
  • To liaise with the school’s Medical Assistant to ensure pupils’ Health Care Plans reflect their current continence needs.
  • To promote good bladder and bowel health in school – access to drinks, access to the toilet, hygiene standards in school toilets, managing episodes of incontinence in school.
  • To contribute to the personal care and continence policy where required.

The candidate must have:

  • Specialist SEND experience working with children and young adults. We would also consider exceptional candidates that lack this experience but come from a carer/medical background and can demonstrate a strong ability and capacity to work with our children and young people at Ifield School.
  • NVQ level 2 supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or equivalent, alongside GSCE grades C or above in Maths and English (you will be required to produce original certificates).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to use own initiative and manage own workload.
  • Patience, understanding and resilience to work in a Special school.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about supporting and working with pupils with severe and complex needs.
  • Computer literacy with sound ICT skills

Additional skills set would be an advantage:

  • Multi-lingual skills to support EAL pupils

To find out more about us please visit our school website Ifield School - Home. Please call Leigh on 01474-365485 with any questions.  Use the apply button below to FULLY complete your application form.



Information about the school

Ifield School is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe, and complex needs. Almost half of all our pupils have a diagnosis of autism and speech and language difficulties whilst some have complex medical needs.

A unique and outstanding school, located on an attractive and spacious 9-acre site with 6 acres of managed woodland area. We believe that our highly skilled staff make a positive and valuable contribution to the lives of children with profound, severe, and complex needs, each and every day.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KsENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation.

Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, and will also be subject to an online search.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Maddie Arnold-Jones
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: lpicton@ifield.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01474 569744

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.