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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    14 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 December 2023

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Full-time equivalent salary

£19,557.00 - £20,213.00 Annually (Actual)

Learning Cultures Support Assistant job summary

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

Purpose of the job:

To support the school’s SENDCo and Designated Safeguarding Lead for safeguarding and child protection within the school, assisting to act as a source of support, advice and expertise for staff within the school for meeting the needs of vulnerable students. This role will also include supporting students with medical needs and act as the designated first aider.

SENDCo and Safeguarding

Support with administrative and delegated duties the Safeguarding Officer and SENDCo

Working with targeted students

Point of contact and support coordinating with external agencies, partners and families

Designated First Aider

To provide a central point of contact for targeted medical needs students

To maintain a drop in first aid provision during breaks

To provide first aid, store and administer prescribed and non-prescribed medication to students, keeping relevant records, ensuring that academy procedures are adhered to at all times.

To order first aid supplies and ensure all medical history and first aid kits are provided to relevant members of staff for offsite trips.

Contact next of kin/parent/carer in the event of a casualty needing to go home/hospital, and emergency services in the event of needing to be transferred to hospital.

To maintain Individual Health Care Plans for students

Coordinate with external agencies to provide health support.

Team involvement

Liaise with the Designated Safeguarding Lead, local authority officers and other relevant agencies/parties in relation to child protection and safeguarding issues and concerns.

Act as the first point of call for First Aid and work with other first aiders in the academy.

May demonstrate own duties to new or less experienced staff.

Record keeping and information management

Record basic pupil data and providing feed back to the teacher.

Collate information and maintain records of pupil achievement, health needs and attendance.

Complete Early Help/Family Support meetings as required and attend meetings as appropriate.

Complete student voice activities such as completing ‘Wishes and Feelings’ with young people to inform planning/meetings

Maintain health records, Personal Evacuation Plans and care plans

Distribute health information to wider staff

Exams, educational visits and other supervision

May invigilate exams and tests.

May assist escorting pupils on educational visits.

May assist with break time supervision including facilitating games and activities.

Personal and welfare support

Supporting pupils emotional and social well-being, reporting any problems to the teacher.

Attend to pupils’ personal needs including toileting, hygiene, dressing and eating as well as help with social, welfare and health matters.

Systems, policies and procedures

Contribute to maintaining a safe environment.

Responsible for the careful and safe use of equipment.

Undertake and regularly update safeguarding training (at least every 2 years) to ensure the appropriate level of knowledge and skill is maintained.

Maintain relevant first aid training as appropriate to the role.

Building professional relationships

Communicates with pupils to support learning and development.

Assist in maintaining contact with pupils’ families/carers to inform them of progress and issues.

Liaise with school staff and other agencies to support students’ health needs.

Liaise with teaching staff to provide support to targeted pupils to raise achievement and attendance and to help them overcome barriers to learning.

Develops relationships with pupils to provide advice and guidance on learning and development.

Problem Solving and Decision Making

Identify straight forward solutions to simple problems and minimal personal initiative required.

Knowledge, skills and experience

NVQ level 2 in related area or equivalent or equivalent experience.

Maths and English to grade C or above new 4

IT and keyboard skills.

Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures relevant to health and safety and child protection.

First aid at work may be a requirement (training will be provided for the successful applicant)

Physical demands and working conditions

May be required to stand for long periods and or work in awkward positions e.g. low chairs.

May need to manoeuvre pupils where necessary or assist with physical activities, some pupils may have severe physical disabilities.

Regularly attending to the personal needs of pupils with special needs

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About Ormiston Venture Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
887 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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