Care Assistant

Part Time - Term Time Only
Temporary until 31st August 2020
Cotgrave Candleby Lane School, Candleby Lane, Cotgrave Nottingham NG12 3JG
Grade 1, points 1 and 2 £9,000 - £9,180 (actual term time only salary for 20 hours)

Head Teacher : Mrs Caroline Armstrong

Number on roll: 615

To start As soon as possible.

About the school:

Cotgrave Candleby Lane School is at the heart of our community and strives to ensure that every child has the support, care, guidance and challenge to be the best they can be. Our fun and engaging approach, mixed with an invigorating environment and ethos, enables staff and pupils to push boundaries to be the very best they can be in all aspects of school life. We value the uniqueness in every child and celebrate this with them. This is mirrored with the staff too as every member of our team has to celebrate and be clear about what makes them unique.

The school is proud of the strong bonds created with our children and families. This careful development is the product of nurture; our drive to develop the school’s seven values and truly going the extra mile for our children and families. The strong bonds are also reflected in our staff team, who have a ‘can do’ approach, care for each other, learn together and work well together as a high performing team. Importantly, we also know how to have fun in what we do.

This is just a flavour of what Candleby Lane Primary School has to offer and a visit to the school is warmly encouraged in order to find out more; please book a slot on our website.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate Personal Care assistant with a commitment to inclusion, to support an individual and work as part of a creative team within our Key Stage 2 team.

Working with a child with complex needs that requires support with communication and interaction the PCA will have due regard to their caring, supporting role at all times.

What we are looking for:

  • An organised, dedicated and patient practitioner.
  • A good communicator, with the skills to liaise and work alongside parents, staff and multi-agencies.
  • To work in conjunction with other key workers involved in supporting the pupils’ educational and health care needs under the guidance of the class teacher, SENCO.
  • To work within the framework of the school’s agreed policies and procedures.
  • Someone who understands supporting access to the curriculum.
  • To work as part of a team in the development of personal care programmes for pupils.
  • To assist in implementing pupils’ own personal care programme during the school day, specifically in relation to practical support for personal hygiene, toileting and continence training, eating and drinking.
  • To provide practical assistance in relation to identified physical needs e.g. dressing, grooming, meal times and organisation of learning equipment.
  • Keeping records related to personal care in conjunction with the appropriate team.
  • Maintaining daily communication between home and school.
  • Maintaining and cleaning personal care equipment and materials, clothing, toiletry supplies etc.
  • Providing personal assistance to identified pupil/pupils in physical/practical activities e.g. PE, school visits organised by the school etc.
  • Confidence to follow plans provided from support agencies and adapt where necessary to support children’s individual needs.
  • Appropriate qualifications for Moving and handling/intimate care, although additional training can be provided.
  • To participate in staff meetings, in-service training and courses, when relevant.
  • Any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the duties and responsibilities/grade of the post as defined, subject to the proviso that normally any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms.
  • A team player within the whole school setting.
  • A sense of humour !

What we can offer:

  • A full induction programme.
  • Training opportunities to develop specific skills required.
  • A friendly and supportive environment to work in.
  • An ethos of humility and commitment to work/life balance.

For more information and an application pack please visit the Key Information section of our website: , Telephone: 0115 9892284, .

Closing date: Friday 24th January 2020.

Interviews are planned: Week beginning 27th January 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. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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