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Healthcare Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-522S
  • Posted:17/11/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £17,725 (including SEN allowance)
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:04/12/2023 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Are you a caring, warm, compassionate and supportive person looking for your next career move within the Education Sector? If so, we would love to hear from you.

A Personal Care Assistant is required at this very special school. We are looking for a Personal Care Assistant to work across the school, Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm or 10am-2pm, term time only including inset days. Salary KR4 plus SEN Allowance. 

The role could be working across all school learning approaches, with a range of needs or could be supporting an individual pupil. A rota would be in place for the Personal Care Assistant to support classes with personal care throughout the day, in order to support teaching and other staff in assisting the delivery of the curriculum and other learning processes.

Job Purpose:

  • To provide 1:1 care of the day-to-day needs of individual pupil(s) under the direction Learning Approach Lead, Strategic Lead and Classroom Teachers. This will also be in conjunction with healthcare professionals, nurses etc. To support teaching and other staff in assisting the delivery of the curriculum and other learning processes, in direct contact with pupils.

Main Duties:

  • Provide help with dietary needs, medication administration, mobility and personal care including supporting bathroom visits.
  • To adhere at all times to the personalised plan of care for each child, and to school policies.
  • To work in line with handling plans and HCPs as well as EHCP and any other personalised documentation for pupils.
  • To support with manual handling of assisting students, pushing wheelchairs etc.

Please see job description for a full list of duties.

You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding Special School based over 4 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We are one of the largest special schools in the country with over 800 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs.

Our ‘Outstanding’ school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of ‘Only the best will do’ for all our students and staff. We are a Teaching School and part of a collaborative alliance with other special schools. We have been awarded The Schools Wellbeing Award for pupils and staff which demonstrates we really value our people and want to work with them to fulfil their career ambitions.

In addition to your salary, SEN allowance and pension benefits, we have excellent additional staff benefits including:

Confidential staff counselling service A wellbeing app and platform A range of staff social and well-being events Annual flu vaccinations

Sometimes words cannot explain how something really is, we would encourage you to view the links below:

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here.

Woodstock 2023 – Woodstock 2023 Festival at Five Acre Wood School - YouTube

Woodstock 2022 - Woodstock 2022 Festival at Five Acre Wood Schools - YouTube

Woodstock 2019 - Five Acre Wood School's "Woodstock 2019" - Amazing Festival in a Day! (Longer Film) - YouTube

We produced our own songs and music videos, you can watch them here: -

Beautiful – Five Acre Wood School featuring Taryn Charles - Youtube

Five Acre Wood School Featuring Jack Rose - Hall Of Fame - YouTube

Don’t Give Up – Nathan Grisdale and Five Acre Wood School - YouTube

We look forward to hearing from you.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828

Documents

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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.