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Welfare Assistants

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 31/03/2017 23:59
Grade 1 £15,238 - £15,507 pro-rata
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Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Job details 

Closing date:
31 Mar

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Croft Community School meets the needs of students between the ages of 4 and 16 (number on roll 126) with a wide range of complex needs (MLD, SLD, ASC plus challenging behaviour).

In addition to our present staff we wish to appoint two new Welfare Assistants for a May start date, or sooner if possible. The role will be to support the welfare of students who require assistance with personal care. This role will incorporate aspects of moving and handling pupils with physical difficulties, intimate care and toileting, and the safe-handling of medicines. Some involvement with physiotherapy and occupational therapy regimes may be required.

If you are;
• keen to work as part of a team
• keen to work across all age ranges
If you can:
• Support independent living skills and inclusion of all pupils
• Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
• Provide high quality personal and intimate care to vulnerable students
• Prepare and clear up care and therapy environments and ensure pupils’ safety and well-being remain high on your agenda
• Support children’s learning through positive interaction and development of social skills.
• Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
• Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits

Application forms are available to download from this webpage and completed forms should be returned to the school by the closing date, 31st March 2017. Applications can be emailed to n.reay@croft.school or returned to school for attention of Nicola Reay.

Interviews will be held on 7th April 2017.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the “disqualification by association” declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.

This post is not open to job share.


Tel: 01207 234547

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