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Support Assistant

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/10/2019 12:00
£18,065 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Villa Real School

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Oct

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Required As soon As Possible
Temporary/Term Time Only/ Part Time/ 10 hours per week
End date: 14th February 2020 (subject to review and hours may increase)

The Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic Support Assistant (SA) with experience of working successfully and cooperatively as part of a team within a school for children and young people with one or more of the following: High medical needs, PMLD, SLD, ASC, challenging behaviour. He/she should have a clear understanding of the requirements for the care, health and welfare of children and young people.
1. Assisting with the learning in class as directed by a teacher or home educating alongside an Enhanced Teaching Assistant
2. Cleaning and changing of pupils and students who have poor or no bowel and/or bladder control
3. General hygiene and care of all pupils and students as necessary, assisting pupils with dressing/undressing, toileting, washing, showering, menstruation, nose wiping etc.
4. Hoisting and positioning of pupils/ students
5. 1:1 feeding or group eating and feeding as directed assisting with the development of skills associated with independence, appropriate social behaviour and good manners
6. Assist with yard duty under the direction of a TA.
7. Daily laundry
8. Cleaning and hygiene of specialist seating which includes chairs and their trays and other attachments, beanbags and covers, mats etc.
9. Cleaning up spillages of body fluids and other things such as food and drink, sand and water, paint etc.
10. Escorting pupils to and from home/school transport
11. Escorting groups on out of school activities as an additional adult
12. Preparation of drinks and the hygiene and care of all specialist feeding/ drinking equipment in the classroom
13. Accompany pupils and students who: are developing personal independence on tasks as directed by a teacher e.g. walking practice, taking the register; are on time away from the classroom as a calming procedure; are having an alternative to in-class educational activity; need low stimulus quiet time; need fresh air in the yard, or a walk in the grounds or the local neighbourhood etc.
14. Assisting, as directed by an TA, with hydrotherapy, PE and other similar activities
15. Assisting on various tasks around school that maintain equipment and rooms to enable them to be used effectively by pupils and students within school e.g. the PE cupboard, the music trolley, the balls and ball pool
16. Assisting as required by the Head Teacher in any way that is: consistent with the level and training of the job; for the benefit of the pupils and students and for the smooth running of the school

This job is not open to job share.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Application forms are available from this website and can be returned to the school.

Closing date for applications: 23rd October 2019 at noon

Interviews: week commencing 11th November 2019

Villa Real School
Villa Real Road
Co. Durham

Tel: 01207 503651
Email: villareal@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.villarealschool.co.uk

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