Staff Vacancies

Student Support Assistants

We have full and part time permanent opportunities working on a set shift pattern on early shifts (starting at 7am Tuesday to Friday) and/or late shifts (finishing at 10pm Monday to Thursday). 

Occasional weekend shifts are also available for 16 weekends that we are open for students.

Kent Scheme 3: from £15,628 gross p.a. (£8.10 per hour) plus generous local government 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, 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.

For further information please contact the Human Resources team on 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: Thursday 22 November 2018

Interviews to be held on Thursday 6 December.

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