Care Assistant

Job Summary
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Part time - term time plus specified days
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Closed for applications on 04/12/2023 23:59
NJC POINT 4-5 (FTE £21,189 - £21,575), pro-rata (£15,223-£15,500)
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4 Dec
Further Information
Care Assistant
Pennyman Primary Academy
Status: One permanent and one fixed term contract
Required: As soon as possible
Salary: NJC POINT 4-5 (FTE £21,189 - £21,575), pro-rata (£15,223-£15,500)
Hours: 30 hours per week, term time only, plus 10 days (PD Days and holiday club)
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 Academy is a thriving inclusive learning community for 410 pupils from Nursery to Year 6. Pennyman Primary Academy is a larger than average sized primary school. It is a mainstream academy with a specialist designated unit for children with complex physical and medical needs and associated communication and learning needs. We are seeking to appoint a pro-active, enthusiastic, energetic and reliable care assistant to join the team. This position would be to work with children across the primary age range. As a care assistant, you will support pupils with their day to day personal care needs and work alongside other professional staff to further pupils’ personal independence skills. Daily tasks may include:
• 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; and eating and drinking.
• Provide practical assistance in relation to other identified physical needs e.g. transportation, dressing, meal times, organisation of learning equipment.
• Recording and reporting on care needs.
• Basic physiotherapy and stretching.

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 teaching and learning
• 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.