Personal Care Assistant

Part Time - Term Time Only
30 Hours per week
Ash Lea School, Owthorpe Road, Cotgrave, Nottingham NG12 3PA
NJE Grade 2: £12268 per annum

Ash Lea School Governors are looking to recruit a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with a commitment to delivering a high standard of personal care support as part of a caring and child focused team. 

Ash Lea is a special school for children from 3-18 years old with severe and complex educational needs located in Cotgrave.  

The successful candidate will be assisting pupils in implementing their own personal care programmes during the school day, specifically in relation to practical support for:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Toileting and continence training
  • Eating and drinking
  • Therapy sessions 

Working in cooperation with other key workers as part of a busy team, you will be involved in supporting the pupils’ educational and health care needs under the guidance of the class teacher. Experience of working within a health, care or SEN setting would be desirable, along with training in first aid, MAPA and Moving and Handling, however, full training will be given. Knowledge of safeguarding and child protection is essential. 

Working hours are 9.00am–3.30pm Monday – Friday, with half an hour for lunch, totalling 30 hours per week. 

This authority and the school are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require the successful applicant to undertake an ENHANCED criminal record check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. 

For further details and an application form please, either download from our website or contact the school office on 0115 989 2744. 

Return completed application forms by email to or post to the above school address.

Closing date: 09 am Monday 2 March 2020. Interview date: Tuesday 10 March 2020.

• We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.

• All posts in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All posts in schools, unless stated otherwise, are suitable for a job share arrangement.

• The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation for posts within County and Controlled Schools and in Colleges.
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