Level 3 Specialist Medical Care Assistant

Job Summary
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Full time - term time plus specified days
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Closed for applications on 04/12/2023 23:59
NJC POINT 12-15 (FTE £24,496 - £25,878), pro-rata (£21,705-£22,929)
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4 Dec
Further Information
Level 3 Specialist Medical Care Assistant
Status: Permanent
Required: January 2023 or sooner, if available
Salary: NJC POINT 12-15 (FTE £24,496 - £25,878), pro-rata (£21,705-£22,929)
Hours: 37 hours, term time only (TTO) plus 2 weeks, including 5 PD Days
Reporting to: Headteacher

About the Trust
The Trust was established in 2015 and provides education and enrichment activities to more than 1100 children across five Academies, located in Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland local authority areas. Academies within the Trust are:
• Brambles Primary Academy (3 to 11 years),
• Discovery Special Academy (2 to 16 years),
• Dormanstown Primary Academy (3 to 11 years),
• Pennyman Primary Academy (3 to 11 years), and
• Wilton Primary Academy (3 to 11 years).

About the role we are looking to appoint:

Pennyman Primary is a vibrant, creative and forward-looking academy keen to employ an outstanding, enthusiastic and experienced Specialist Medical Assistant.

We are looking for someone who has a genuine interest in working with children who have a variety of complex needs; are interested in their development and a willingness to learn, be self-motivated, have good organisational and communication skills, and be able to work as part a team.

To obtain a Level 3 medical assistant role at Pennyman Primary Academy, strengths would include:

• Medical background, with an understanding of children’s physical, medical and care needs and be able to assist with specialist feeding regimes, oxygen management and conditions affecting urology and continence
• Knowledge and ability to use technology within the academy, using a good standard of English to write care plans and risk assessments
• Work collaboratively within the academy care team and communicate with academy staff, parents and professionals
• Monitor all medications across the academy, complete relevant paperwork, administer medications, tracking expiry dates and keep details records
• Support academy with implementation of therapies, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy plans, transferring pupils in and out of specialist equipment
• Flexible and adaptable when supervising pupils who may be working outside normal timetables or who need 1:1 support outside of the classroom, at playtimes, lunchtimes, after school and holiday clubs
• Willingness to undertake training and annual assessments and learn new skills as part of their continued professional development.

We can offer:
• A committed senior leadership team that puts the child at the centre of school improvement
• The opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of SEND
• A forward-thinking academy, which is committed to improvement through evidence-based research
• An excellent learning environment for children with a strong community ethos
• Hard working, committed and dedicated staff who strive to gain the best outcomes for all of our children
• Dedicated children who love coming to the academy and are encouraged to be the best they can be
• A passionate and high performing team of professionals across the trust to learn from and contribute to.
What the Trust will provide the successful candidate with:
• A workplace where all staff are valued and treated with respect as outlined within the Trust’s Diamond Standards
• A passionate, enthusiastic and supportive Leadership Team
• A listening and learning organisation where all staff are encouraged to be curious and share ideas for the Trust/academies/team to improve
• Hard working, committed and dedicated staff who strive to gain the best outcomes for all children across the Trust’s academies
• Dedicated approach to children’s learning to encourage them all to be the best they can be
• Career enhancement opportunities within areas of interest as well as supporting ongoing professional development and training specific to job role
• Dedicated line manager to discuss work streams and capacity
• Free access to the Trust’s Wellbeing offer, which includes counselling, access to GP, Mindfulness and so much more.
• Free parking
• Enrolment into the local government pension scheme
• All support contracts are employed on National Joint Council (NJC) for local government services (also known as Green book)
• Benefits of the Trust’s Staff Charter which can be found at TVED Staff Charter.

Safeguarding requirements for the role:
Tees Valley Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and, therefore, all convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as “spent” must be declared. The Trust’s Recruitment of Ex-Offender policy can be requested or visit the Trust’s website.
Applications are invited from prospective candidates who demonstrate that they are able to meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification and who have the vision, values and tenacity to join an outstanding team and help continue the journey towards excellence.
Please note
This job is closed for applications.