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Personal Care Assistant

Full or part time

Birch Wood Special School is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as a Personal Care Assistants.

Birch Wood School seeks a highly committed and flexible personal care assistants to work within the school.
 

Birch Wood Special School is at an exciting point in its development; we are rapidly expanding our provision across the school to meet local demand. We are looking for highly committed and flexible personal care assistants to work across the school with a range of students. The successful candidates may have previous experience working in a special school environment or the care industry. Experience of working with pupils with special needs is an advantage, but not essential.
The post involves supporting a range of pupils in all aspects of their personal and intimate care whilst encouraging independence, in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. 
Training will be given for this rewarding job. 

Applicants should have:
• Relevant experience 
•A desire for with working with students with special needs
•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 

The successful candidate will be required to work 30 hrs per week 9.00am to 3.30pm (with ½ hour lunch break), or part time hours to be agreed, 38 weeks per year, term time only and additional training days to be arranged.
Salary is at Grade 4, paypoint 5-6 with a starting hourly rate of £9.36. To start asap.

Closing date for applications 6th September 2019 at 9.00am.
Interview date week commencing 13th September 2019 TBC
 Successful candidates will be informed after the closing date. References will be sought for all applicants.

Collect an application pack from the school office and return FAO Renee Downing.

                                               Or submit your completed application form by email to : downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk

 

Full Time Receptionist

 

 

Due to the popularity of this inspiring special school we are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual for the position of school receptionist.

The reception and administration assistant will be the first point of contact at the school and will provide an essential service to both students and visitors alike.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent communication skills

• Experience of working in a busy office environment

• Excellent administrative skills

• The ability to form excellent professional relationships with students, staff, parents and all stakeholders

• The ability to work effective as part of a team 

• The ability to work on their own initiative, under pressure, be adaptable and proactive.

 

The position is 37 hours per week, 8.15 to 4.30 Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu and 8.15 to 4.00 Fri. 39 weeks per year term time and inset training days. We would also consider part-time/job share for the right candidates.

The position is Grade 4 pay points 5-6, starting at £9.36 per hour

Closing date 9.00am Friday 6th September 2019. 

Proposed interview date week commencing 16th September to be confirmed. All successful applicants will be informed in writing/via email. 

 

 

Safeguarding Statement:

Birch Wood Special School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure form the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).

SUPPLY/ABSENCE COVER- SEN Learning Support Assistant

 

JOB OVERVIEW

An exciting opportunity has arisen for candidates to support teaching and learning at Birch Wood (Melton Area Special School) in Melton Mowbray on a supply basis to cover staff absences and other temporary or adhoc vacancies.
This role may suit someone who is currently unable to commit to full school working hours or someone considering a future permanent role. We can consider as little or as many hours to suit needs. All Candidates will be subject to an enahnced DBS check.
This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual who is willing to work with a range of students across the Birch Wood sites, someone who is able to cope in a high-pressure environment and deal with constantly changing priorities to start as soon as possible.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Working with a wide range of class teachers to deliver excellent teaching and learning.
  • Coaching children on a 1:1 or group basis.
  • Accompanying groups on trips.
  • Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
  • Working with the teacher to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
  • Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
  • Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Term time hours
  • The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school.
  • Potential opportunities for personal and career development.

THE RIGHT CANDIDATE MAY HAVE:

  • GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
  • previous experience.
  • an ability to work on their own initiative.
  • a high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults.
  • the ability to use relevant technology/equipment.
  • a can-do attitude.
  • a commitment to the happiness well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school.

SALARY :

This is salaried Grade 5 pt 9 (£8.81 per hour) for a maximum of 32.5 hours per week term time only.

 

Download the application documents below or collect in person from the school office and return asap quoting reference LSASUPP.  All successful applicants will be informed in writing/via email within 1 week of submitting an application form and will be required to undergo an interview. 

 

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Renee Downing at downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk  or by post to:

Renee Downing
School Business Manager
Birch Wood School
Grange Drive
Melton Mowbray
Leics
LE13 1HA

 

 

 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

 

JOB OVERVIEW

An unique opportunity has arisen for an apprenticeship in supporting teaching and learning at Birch Wood (Melton Area Special School) in Melton Mowbray. This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual to undertake an apprentiship at level 2 with the potential for further development at level 3.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Working with a wide range of class teachers to assist in delivering excellent teaching and learning.
Assisting in coaching children on a 1:1 or group basis.
Accompanying groups on trips.
Supporting assessment and evidencing learning
Working with the teacher and other support staff to create stimulating classroom displays and learning resources
Maintaining a safe and positive environment for all learners
Creating opportunities for all learners to reach their potential, irrespective of ability
WHAT WE OFFER:

Term Time hours

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Apprenticeship Level 2 (and possibly Level 3)
The opportunity of working within a supportive, friendly environment in this well run and respected school.
Good opportunities for personal and career development.

SALARY :

This apprenticeship is paid at £5 per hour,this rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year, 32.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year term time and inset training days.

 

 

Download the application documents below or collect in person from the school office, Interview date TBC. All successful applicants will be informed in writing/via email 

 

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Renee Downing at downingr@birchwoodschool.co.uk  or by post to:

Renee Downing
School Business Manager
Birch Wood School
Grange Drive
Melton Mowbray
Leics
LE13 1HA

 

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