Personal Care Assistant – Lime Academy Hornbeam – Salary between £21,783 - £22,179 FTE (pro rata for term time only)
These posts will be based at Lime Academy Hornbeam a special school in the London Borough of Waltham Forest for children with complex needs, including learning difficulties, physical impairment and sensory impairment, aged 2-19.
The Lime Trust’s vision is to provide high quality education for pupils through school-to-school collaboration and Trust direction, high challenge and high support. All schools in the Lime Trust strive to improve life chances for all and respected in their local communities.
The successful candidate will work with the teaching and learning team and the Senior Leadership Team at the school to support pupils, promote best practice, and contribute to the aims and ethos of the Trust and its schools.
Candidates should be ambitious and passionate professionals, who will add value to our school in striving to help support young people with their personal care needs including toileting, dressing, feeding, postural management and supporting with therapy programmes.
- To support all pupils throughout the School site with toileting/intimate care as required according to their individual toileting programmes and care plans.
- Assess the needs of young people and use detailed knowledge of their personal care needs to support them.
- To hoist or position pupils, in accordance with their individual OT/Physio plan and in line with school moving and handling procedures
- To establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with young people.
- Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school line with Trust policy and procedures.
The Lime Way:
- Always working to be brilliant
- Putting learners' first
- Setting the standard
- Building capacity rich schools
The Values we embed in our schools are:
- Communication (a voice for all)
The successful candidate will be responsible for creating a positive and safe learning environment to nurture pupils’ development. Our aim is to provide our pupils with the best possible opportunities to succeed with future goals and aspirations in all areas of their life including social, emotional, physical and communication. We strive to ensure our pupils reach their full potential to allow them to actively participate in the wider community and to prepare them for adult life.
- IT equipment (relevant to the post)
- Well-being support including online resources/app/initiatives
- Extensive CPD opportunities, including support with external courses for further career development
- Enhanced maternity leave benefits
- Membership of a generous pension scheme (LGPS or TPS)
- National pay rates
- Cycle to work scheme
- Flexible working opportunities
- Job-sharing/Part-time working
- Term-time working
- Career break
- Supportive Special Leave requests
- Subsidised school meals
- Subsidised childcare (offered on some sites)
Closing date: 3 October 2022
Shortlisting: 4 October 2022
Interviews: 14 October 2022
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check). References will be taken up before appointment.