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SEN Personal Care Support Worker Apprentice Kemball School

Work with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils. Providing learning support to pupils who need specific help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, communication, sensory or physical disabilities.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £156.33

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    32.5 per week, term time only. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.45am to 3.35pm. Wednesday 8.45am to 4.05pm. Friday 8.25am to 3.35pm.

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001813737

  • Positions

    2 available

Job Description:

To work with teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils. Providing learning support to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, communication, sensory or physical disabilities.

Key duties:

  1. Implement planned learning activities/teaching programmes as directed by the teacher, adjusting activities according to pupils’ responses as appropriate
  2. Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on pupil progress and behaviour
  3. Support the teacher in monitoring, assessing and recording pupil progress/activities
  4. Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher
  5. Support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
  6. Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
  7. Share information about pupils with other staff, parents / carers, internal and external agencies, as appropriate
  8. Understand and support independent learning and inclusion of all pupils as required.
  9. Work with pupils on therapy or care programmes, designed and supervised by a therapist/care
  10. Attend to pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating, as well as help with social, welfare and health matters, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate. Physically assist pupils in activities (may involve lifting, where mobility is an issue)

Special Education Needs Personal Care Support Workers at this level may also undertake some or all of the following:

  1. Administer medication in accordance with an agreed plan under direction of healthcare practitioner and following appropriate training
  2. Update pupil records
  3. Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including supervision in the classroom, playground and dining areas
  4. Assist with break-time supervision including facilitating games and activities
  5. Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits
  6. Support pupils in using basic ICT
  7. Undertake moving and handling activities as required, including hoist
  8. Any other duties appropriate to the post

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good time keeping and attendance
  • To use initiative and to be proactive especially in any challenging situations
  • A good level of communication skills both verbally and written
  • A good level of ICT skills in order to make resources, upload pupil evidence
  • An understanding that this role will require the successful candidate to provide personal care for pupils of all ages throughout the school

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Positive attitude

Desired qualifications

GCSE grades A*-C (9-4) including maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

We cannot guarantee a permanent placement but following successful completion of qualification and apprenticeship candidates could apply for relevant vacancies.

Things to consider

The vacancy will be for a third member of support staff in classes that need the additional assistance. The role will be varied dependent on the needs of the class. 


About the employer

Kemball School is a day special school. We meet the needs of pupils with cognition and learning difficulties aged between 3 and 16 years. Kemball School is part of the Orchard Community Trust.

Employer

Kemball School

Address

Beaconsfield Drive

Stoke-On-Trent

ST3 3JD

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Training

Training provider

Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Newcastle-under-Lyme College & Stafford College

Contact

The Apprenticeship Hub 01782 254287 apprenticeships@nscg.ac.uk

  • Level 3 Certificate for Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools
  • Functional Skills Level 1 ICT
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)


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