Staff Vacancies

Student Support Assistant (Weekdays)

Full Time - Term Time Only – Permanent

40 hours per week on set shifts

£16,880 actual p.a. (£9.50 per hour) for 39 weeks including 5.5 weeks paid holiday

Generous local government pension, retail discounts, well-being sessions, social events and free on-site parking

Our Student Support Assistants are committed individuals that want to make a difference by being responsible for enabling students to learn, promoting their independence and helping them to achieve.

As a Student Support Assistant you will:

  • support students within the learning and/or residential environment in order to promote each student’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development;
  • promote a caring environment and provide a high standard of care including washing, toileting and mealtime assistance;
  • ensure that communication with students, staff and other departments is effective and contributes to securing efficiency and high standards of care and personal development for students;
  • maintain high standards of safety and observe good practice in relation to health and safety issues, implement students’ care plans and appropriately use the recording and reporting processes.

The role will include a substantial amount of moving and handling and personal care.

Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable along with Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent) A*-C grade, however an aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is essential.

The successful candidate will be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare if this has not already been achieved.  We also offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting and the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.

Shift Pattern 1 : Monday 08:30-16:00 : Tuesday 12:30-22:00 : Wednesday 12:30-22:00 : Thursday 07:00-14:00 : Friday 07:00-16:00

Shift Pattern 2 : Monday 12:30-22:00 : Tuesday 07:00:14:00 : Wednesday 07:00-14:30 : Thursday 12:30-22:00 : Friday 07:00-16:00

For further information please contact the Human Resources team on vacancies@valence.kent.sch.uk or call 01959 567841.  To apply please download the following documents:

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group, but as men are currently under-represented in this role, we would encourage applications from male candidates.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Please see our Mission Statement.

For safeguarding, references will be taken up before interviews and successful applicants will require and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 10 March 2019

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