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Assistant Health and Wellbeing Officer

Start Date : As soon as possible

Salary : Grade7 pp16-19

Assistant Health & Wellbeing Officer to work as part of a team to provide a support service for students medical needs.

School Health and Wellbeing Officer Birch Wood School. 
As a school we believe that happy, healthy students learn and achieve best. 

We seek to employ a person who has; 

• A nursing qualification and/or welfare qualification or experience  
• A current First Aid Qualification or willingness to attend appropriate training
• Experience in working with children and adolescents with special educational needs
• Excellent communication skills with young people, families and professionals
• Experience of signposting to colleagues/agencies
• The ability to work at pace and manage personal workload 
• The ability to use initiative, work alone and also as part of a team 
• Training in Child Protection, or a willingness to be trained in this 
• Experience of ICT and office skills. 

The Health and Wellbeing Officer has a valuable role to play in providing a support service for students dealing with medical needs, illness, injury and emotional wellbeing. 
Many cases have to be dealt with confidentially and the postholder needs to determine what information needs to be acted upon personally, the speed of response and what has to be passed on to senior colleagues as well as parents.

The post will be for 39 weeks of the year (term time plus inset days), Full or part time hours considered for the right candidate. Grade7 pp16-19 which attracts a full time salary of £18499-£20,139 proratad for part time employees.
Some flexibility may be necessary to account for meetings with other agencies/parents. Some home visits may be necessary. 

The most important thing for our children is their safety. We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students and parents.
Please note that for posts working with children the successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously known as CRB checks).
Any covering letters or CVs must accompany a fully completed application form. Please do not send copies of DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificates, or additional materials with your form. Application forms can also collected from the school reception.

 

Please send application forms for the attention of Renee Downing, Business Manager. Birch Wood School Grange Drive, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire LE13 1HA or email to downingr@birchwoodshool.co.uk 


The closing date for applications is 9am on Wednesday the 4th of October 2017. 

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th of October 2017.

Assistant Health and Wellbeing Officer Application Documents

Home School Link Worker

 

 

Birch Wood School has a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join the team as Home School Link Worker
The position is for 39 weeks per year, term time and inset days, full and part time positions will be considered for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate will:

*Contribute to a whole school programme on improving learning outcomes for disadvantaged students 
*Enhance links between the school and parents/carers.
*Conduct an initial needs analysis for pupils identified by the school 
*Work with the school to raise family awareness and aspiration 
*Carry out home visits to support families and students.
*Develop parent support programmes for all key stage transitions.


The post is offered at Grade 7 Paypoints 16-19 which attracts a full time salary of £18,499 to £20,189. pro rata'd for part time employees

 

Please download the application form and send to Renee Downing at Birch wood School, Grange Drive, Melton Mowbray Leics LE13 1HA or email to downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk  

 

Closing date for applications is 4th October 2017 9.00am. Interviews week commencing 9th October.

Learning Support Assistant

Birch Wood Special School is at an exciting point in its development; we are rapidly expanding our Autism specific provision across the school to meet local demand. We are looking for highly committed and flexible learning support assistants to work within a class team. The successful candidates may have previous experience working in a special school environment or be an aspirant SEN teacher seeking to gain experience.  Experience of working with pupils with autism is an advantage, but not essential.

The post involves working alongside teachers, supporting pupils learning environment and small group support. Energy, fitness and enthusiasm are required to work with our students; in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. 

Training will be given for this rewarding job which offers the chance to develop your career. 

Applicants should have:
•English/Maths GCSE grade C and above or Adult Literacy and Numeracy Level 2 or above or relevant experience 
•A desire for with working with students with special needs including Autism
•Previous experience is desirable although we are more interested in the person and their ability to support our students
•Good communication skills 
•The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team 
•A positive attitude and sense of humour 
•A willingness to learn new skills 
•A willingness to undertake personal care of students on occasion.

The successful candidate will be required to work 32.5 hrs per week,39 weeks per year, term time and inset training days.

Salary is at Grade 5, paypoint 9-11 which attracts a full time salary of £15,807 pro rata for part time employees

To start asap

Closing date for applications is 20th September 2017 at 9.00am. Interview date TBC, successful candidates will be informed after the closing date. References will be sought for all applicants.

 

Please download the application form and send completed application forms, quoting reference LSA09/17 to Renee Downing, Birch Wood School Grange Drive Melton Mowbray Leics LE13 1HA or email to downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk

 

 

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

Birch Wood School has a unique apprenticeship opportunity open to people aged 18 to 25. The post involves working and training alongside teachers, senior teaching assistants and learning support assistants to support pupils with special education needs in their learning environment . Energy, fitness and enthusiasm are required to work with our students; in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. Access to training will be given for this rewarding apprenticeship which offers the chance to develop your career. 

Applicants should have:
•A desire for with working with students with special needs including Autism
•Previous experience is desirable although we are more interested in the person and their ability to support our students
•Good communication skills 
•The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team 
•A positive attitude and sense of humour 
•A willingness to learn new skills 
•A willingness to undertake personal care of students on occasion.

The successful candidate will be required to work 32.5 hrs per week,39 weeks per year, term time and inset training days.

The salary is above the minimum apprentice wage level at £5 per hour

To start asap

Closing date for applications is 20th September 2017 at 9.00am. Interview date TBC, successful candidates will be informed after the closing date. References will be sought for all applicants.

 

Please download the application form and send completed application forms quoting reference APPLSA09/17 to Renee Downing, Birch Wood School Grange Drive Melton Mowbray Leics LE13 1HA or email to downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk

 

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