Full or part time

Birch Wood Special School is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as a Personal Care Assistant.

Birch Wood School seeks a highly committed and flexible personal care assistants to work within the school.

Birch Wood Special School is at an exciting point in its development; we are rapidly expanding our provision across the school to meet local demand. We are looking for highly committed and flexible personal care assistants to work across the school with a range of students. The successful candidates may have previous experience working in a special school environment or the care industry. Experience of working with pupils with special needs is an advantage, but not essential. The post involves supporting a range of pupils in all aspects of their personal and intimate care whilst encouraging independence, in return they will give you a sense of achievement when they make progress, however small. 
Training will be given for this rewarding job. 

Applicants should have:
• Relevant experience 
•A desire for with working with students with special needs
•Previous experience is desirable although we are more interested in the person and their ability to support our students
•Good communication skills 
•The ability to work well on your own and as part of a team 
•A positive attitude and sense of humour 
•A willingness to learn new skills 

The successful candidate will be required to work 5hrs per day 25 hrs per week 9.30am to 3.00pm (with 2x flexible 10min breaks), or other part time hours to be agreed, 38 weeks per year, term time only and additional training days to be arranged. Salary is at Grade 4, pay point 5 with a starting hourly rate of £9.62. To start as soon as possible.

Interviews TBC

 Successful candidates will be informed by email please check your Junk/Spam as well as Inbox. References will be sought for all applicants.

Application Forms only. Please send completed applications to Anita Lees, Office Manager leesa@birchwoodschool.co.uk