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Welfare and Care Assistant

Newfriars College
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Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Would you like a rewarding job working with young people with special educational needs and disabilities? Would you like to join a dedicated and supportive team? You may have worked with young people or adults with disabilities in the past or you may have the skills and enthusiasm you can bring to a new role supporting our amazing young people.

We want to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic Welfare and Care Assistant to join our College support team. As a member of our Support Team, you will work closely with other support staff, teaching assistants and teachers to support young people with a range of disabilities and support needs. The role supports learners’ personal and physical care needs including changing and feeding, as well as supporting young people in classes and to access community-based activities including pushing wheelchairs. This is a term-time only role with hours to be agreed with the successful candidates. This could also be an ideal role for parents/carers who want to work around their children’s school hours.

You will be confident about working with (or learning to work with) young people with a range of SEND needs and either have or be willing to learn about best practice in the area. You will be passionate and open to learn. You will work well in a team and have excellent communication skills. You will be enjoy working in a varied and dynamic environment based in College and supporting young people to access their community and work experience opportunities.

Newfriars College is a wonderful place to work, and we strongly recommend that potential applicants arrange for a pre-application discussion or visit by contacting the college. For an informal discussion about working for Newfriars College, please contact the College. 

All candidates are required to provide a supporting statement on the formal application forms which states clearly your reasons for applying, skills and experience for this position.

Shaw Education Trust are a thriving mix of diverse and growing schools and settings including Primary, Secondary and Special Settings all working together to improve the lives of young people in our communities. We are sponsored by Shaw Trust a charity organisation that focuses on transforming lives. We’re a growing group of dynamically awesome academies providing education to children of all ages and abilities. Staff across our team of schools are dedicated to ensuring that every child has the opportunity to be successful, whatever their starting point in life.

Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your Teaching or Support Staff employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff)/Teachers Pension (Teaching Staff)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

Salary: Grade 3 (SCP 10 – 13) - £22,737 - £23,115 FTE (Pay Award Pending) 

Actual Salary: £17,408 - £17,697 

Working hours: 32.5 hours per week, term time only plus 5 inset days 

 This position is subject to appropriate vetting procedures including an online checks and criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions.

All shortlisted candidates will undergo an online search as part of Trust safer recruitment checks.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In accordance with our safer recruitment policy CV’s alone will not be accepted.

We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date, therefore, we encourage early applications.

Successful candidates will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks.