Grade 1 Care Assistant (WSS)

Expired on: Apr 8, 2024
Position: Grade 1 Care Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Job Location: Wilson Stuart School
Term Time: Term Time only

Hours of Work: 32.5 hours per week. Hours of work are 08:50am – 15:50pm Monday – Friday

Contract type: Permanent, term time only

Salary including allowances:  £17,413 – £17,702 plus SEN Allowance (£22,366 – £22, 737 FTE)

Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2024

Start date of role: As soon as possible

Enhanced DBS Check Required: Yes

Education Impact Academy Trust is a MAT incorporating Wilson Stuart School, Queensbury School and Mayfield School. Wilson Stuart School is an Ofsted designated outstanding all age (2 – 25 years) Special School which provides very high-quality education for 269 pupils and young people who have physical disabilities, and/or complex medical conditions. Queensbury School provides for 245 students who have MLD (Moderate Learning Difficulties), ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition), SLD (Severe Learning Difficulties) and SEMH (Social Emotional and Mental Health). Mayfield School educates children and young people, who have a range of learning difficulties, between the ages of 3 and 19 and have approximately 300 students on roll.

As a Trust we truly value the success of every child and we place the sharing of excellent education practice at the core of this value. Professional development, challenge and support are at the heart of ensuring our staff are some of the finest teachers so they can deliver outstanding teaching.

We benefit significantly from the variety of schools within the Trust, enabling staff to benefit greatly from the opportunities we have for collaborative working. in addition, we are able to benefit tremendously from sharing best practice and expertise we have within our organisation.

Wilson Stuart School have achieved an Outstanding grade in their last 6 Ofsted inspections and in their last 3 inspections, the latest of which was March 2019, they were graded as outstanding in every single aspect of the inspection.

We recognise the importance of teamwork and this is evident through all aspects of the work we do. Our students are delightful, work hard and are keen to learn and the school is a very happy and positive working environment. We have a comprehensive induction programme, friendly and very supportive staff along with excellent facilities and a superb environment to support teaching and learning.  Wilson Stuart School is not just a special school – it is an exceptional school!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Care Assistant to join our current Care Team. The successful candidate will assist our students with personal care when required and assist in the bathrooms. The role will include some pastoral care so good communication and written skills would be desirable.

We can offer:

  • A collaborative and inclusive culture
  • A committed, hardworking team who strive to provide the best education for all students
  • Comprehensive induction and probation support and regular opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • We offer 10 staff training days across the academic year; one or two of these days may be aggregated which means you complete training outside of normal working hours in twilight sessions
  • Employee Assistance Programme via BHSF – free totally confidential support,
  • Access to discounts and offers via BHSF
  • Access to a generous pension scheme known as the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for support staff
  • Generous annual leave entitlement for support staff based on length of service, starting at 29 days pro-rata, rising to 32 at 5 years’ plus service and 34 following 10 years’ plus service.
  • Onsite parking at all schools
  • We are the only Trust to provide SEN Allowances to ALL roles who work with students, including Teachers, TA’s, Care Assistants, Pastoral Care, Guides, Drivers

If you are a hardworking, passionate individual with excellent communication skills and you meet our requirements, then we would love to hear from you.

If you would like an Informal visit to the school prior to making a formal application, please email: enquiry@wilsonstuartschool.co.uk

The trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS, Childcare Disqualification (where applicable), qualifications, medical fitness, identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. An online search (and a prohibition check for teachers) will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.     

To read a copy of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy please click on the link below:  

Policies (educationimpact.org.uk) 

To read our policy on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders please click on the link below: 

Policies (educationimpact.org.uk) 

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement of the role. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. 

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: 

DBS filtering guide – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

Please note contracts of employment will be with Education Impact Academy Trust not Birmingham City Council.

How to apply:

Please apply online: https://educationimpact.org.uk/jobs  (or scroll to the bottom of this page)

Closing Date: Monday 8th April 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

If you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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