Staff Vacancies

Student Support Assistants

Part or Full Time – between 20 to 43 hours per week - Term Time Only – Permanent

Hours worked on a set shift pattern between 7am to 10pm

Kent Scheme Range 3: £15,264 to £16,799 p.a. Full Time Equivalent (£7.91 to £8.70 per hour) plus pension

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, bathing 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, however an aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is essential along with Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent) A*-C grade.

The successful candidate will be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare if not already 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.

For further information and application details please contact HR

Or complete the application form and equality monitoring and return to HR

Closing date for applications: Sunday 21 May 2017

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.

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