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Health and Welfare Support Assistant

Saxon Hill Academy, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9DE

This job expired on 13 October 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    Monday 31st October 2022

  • Closing date

    13 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 October 2022

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Hours: 32.5 hours/week (other hours will be considered) Monday to Friday 8:45am – 3:45pm 39 weeks (38 weeks Term time only + 1 week)
  • View all Part timejobs - Hours: 32.5 hours/week (other hours will be considered) Monday to Friday 8:45am – 3:45pm 39 weeks (38 weeks Term time only + 1 week)

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed Term initially until 25.07.23 Required: To start from Monday October 31st 2022

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3, Scale points 10 – 13, £ 14,396 - £14,684 for 32.5hrs pro rata salary per annum, (£18,887- £19,265 FTE salary per annum).

Actual salary

£ 14,396 - £14,684

Pay scale

Grade 3, Scale points 10 – 13, £ 14,396 - £14,684 for 32.5hrs pro rata salary per annum, (£18,887- £19,265 FTE salary per annum).

Health and Welfare Support Assistant job summary

Saxon Hill Academy is a unique school for children and young people aged 2 to 19 who have complex needs and physical disabilities. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent all-round education which prepares our young people for independent living, as well as the world of work. Those who know our school, complement its positive family atmosphere, the progress that we help our students to achieve and also the happiness they see amongst all our students and staff. They also point to the fact that students are actively focused on supporting each other to do their best.

We are seeking to appoint a Health and Welfare Support Assistant (HWSA) with the capacity to support the health and welfare needs of all pupils at Saxon Hill. With the support of a HWSA Team Leader you will support the pupils in several areas across school. Predominantly this will be safely administering enteral feeding and supporting the administration of medication but may also include elements of supporting personal and intimate care, pupils’ physical needs, therapies and classroom support.

The successful candidate will be pupil-focused and have the desire and ability to support all our students with care and mutual respect. You will be able to work as part of a team and be keen to learn and develop. You will also have a strong commitment to improving the lives of all our pupils and ensuring they are happy, comfortable, safe and ready to learn.

A proven track record of working successfully with vulnerable children and/ or adults in an education, health or care context and excellent communication skills are essential for this role. Ideally you will have experience of enteral feeding and experience of the necessary clinical competencies to carry out enteral feeding and the administration of enteral medication.

The Shaw Education Trust offer the following benefits with your employment:

  • An excellent Local Government Pension Scheme / Teachers Pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement from your first day of employment (28 days holiday rising to 30 days after 5years’ service + Paid Bank Holidays)
  • Access to health and wellbeing support via Occupational Health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to our Institute of Education and fantastic opportunities to help you grow, contribute and flourish in your role and in the Trust.

Saxon Hill Academy is dedicated to the safeguarding and wellbeing of students; all staff must share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo appropriate screening including Enhanced DBS check.

Please click on the following link to refer to SET Safeguarding and Pupil Protection Policy 2022-23.pdf (shaw-education.org.uk)

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About Saxon Hill Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
121 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

I'm delighted to introduce you to Saxon Hill, a unique school for children and young people aged 2 to 19 who have complex needs and physical disabilities.

We pride ourselves on providing an excellent all-round education which prepares our young people for independent living, as well as the world of work. Those who know our school compliment its positive family vibe, the progression that we help our students to achieve and also the happiness they see amongst all our students and staff. They also point to the fact that students are actively focused on supporting each other to do their best.

We have a wide range of specialist facilities including a hydrotherapy centre, sensory rooms and plenty of outdoor space. Our students love the fact that the vegetables they grow in our garden are then cooked and used for meals in our school kitchen.

If you think your child would benefit from a Saxon Hill education please do get in touch to arrange a visit.

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