DUAL ROLE CARE ASSISTANT (Residential, day care and education settings) advertised by GlosJobs.co.uk

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St Rose's School

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St Rose's School
Stratford Lawn
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 4AP

Tel: 01453 763793

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DUAL ROLE CARE ASSISTANT (Residential, day care and education settings)

Stroud

Hours:   

Friday – 15:30 – 21:30 
Saturday – 08:30 – 20:30 
Sunday – 16:00 – 22:00 
24 hrs over two weeks, or average of 12 hrs per week

Start Date:    ASAP 
Status:   Permanent  

Applications are invited for the position ofa Dual Role Care Assistant to work term time only (with an additional week for in-service training). 

We are open every weekday and alternate weekends during term time, therefore if the advertised hours include Friday evenings and weekends these will be alternate weeks only. We are open up to 19 weekends per year.

St Rose's provision is from 2 to 25 years; a nursery, a non-maintained residential special school for students from 5 to 19 and St Martin’s an independent residential specialist college for students from 19 to 25. Our students have physical and sensory disabilities, learning and communication difficulties and complex health needs. 

We are looking for a committed Dual Role Care Assistant to support students in our residential, education and care settings.  Providing personal care, assisting with eating and drinking, and moving and handling are all important aspects of this role. A level  3 qualification in health and social care is required, if you do not already have this qualification you can commence on the start of your employment with us.

St Rose’s is an inspiring, stimulating and rewarding place to work, where new challenges abound.  We have a strong commitment to support staff in continuing their professional development, and we offer many ways to achieve this. Our staff enjoy a strong sense of community and professional support, as well as a lively and cheerful environment to work in.   In addition there are many other benefits for staff, including a central Stroud location with easy access to buses and trains; on-site parking, attractive grounds, low-cost lunches and subsidised nursery places.

Candidates will require an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references prior to taking up the post.

Applications should be made by application form only.  CVs will not be accepted.

For an informal conversation about these positions, please contact either Head of Care, Jo Pearch, or Michael Spires, Registered Manager on the number in the contact details. 

For an application form and job description please email by clicking on Apply Now or call the number in the contact details.

St Rose’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

JOB DESCRIPTION–Teaching / Care Assistant (Dual Role)

Grade D, NJC Scale points 03 - 06

Responsible to:   Principal

Line Manager:  Head of Care

All applicants must be double vaccinated or have a valid exemption.

To contribute positively to the creation and sustaining of a caring, friendly and welcoming community environment, informal in nature and minimising institutional practices.

To assist each young person in developing to his or her own full intellectual, spiritual, physical, social and emotional potential.

To adopt school/college policies and procedures and be committed to the religious ethos.

Specific duties

1. To work as an effective team member, supporting students, using initiative and contributing any skills, knowledge, opinions and ideas to tasks.

2. To liaise with college staff, school staff and therapists to ensure the best possible care for our students.

3. To be a key-worker to students as requested by Head of Care and to ensure support plans are kept up to date.

4. To report any problems to Head of Care.

5. To liaise/communicate with parents and Carers.

6. To look after the students’ personal needs and to promote maximum independence, encouraging each student to have a positive attitude about themselves and their abilities.

7. To provide support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities including assisting in the pool with aquatic therapy.

8. To prepare equipment, literature, diagrams, posters and displays in order to facilitate the smooth running of lessons and activities, and to keep the classrooms clean, tidy and safe.

9. Work with other professionals, such as speech therapists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists, as necessary.

10. Assist in the implementation of Individual Plans for students and help monitor their progress.

11. To maintain students’ daily blogs.

12. To assist in tidying rooms, ensuring the classroom andresidential facilities are maintained to high levels of cleanliness and safety.

13. To undertake/driving escorting students to hospital, dental appointments, etc and on recreational outings.

14. To assist with the preparation of meals and the cleaning up of the dining room and kitchen as and when required.

15. To prepare for and attend supervision and annual performance reviews.

16. To prepare for and attend staff meetings, in-service days and courses relating to continuing professional development.

17. To ensure accurate record keeping is maintained. To be conscientious and careful in the maintenance of accurate records of all types and ensure confidentiality is respected and protected at all times.

18. To undertake ‘sleep-in’ duties as scheduled into the work rota and to be available for sleep-in duty in the event of an emergency.

19. To work on a rota basis and be flexible and adaptable enough to work with students of all ages wherever required within St Rose’s, as requested by the Principal or Head of Care

20. To undertake any other associated duties falling within your capabilities as requested by the Head of Care or senior care staff with delegated responsibilities.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS

St Rose’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All positions are subject to an enhanced DBS check as standard practice

This job description is current at the date below but will be reviewed periodically and following consultation with you, may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the job requirements which are commensurate with the job title and grade.

Salary: Grade 3 (Points 4-6) £18,933-£19,698 Pro rata Actual Starting Salary: £5,314.00

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