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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    25 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 35 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3 NJC points 5 – 7 £23,500 - £24,294 Actual salary = £19, 237.27 - £19,887.24

What skills and experience we're looking for

Due to planned expansion, we are looking to appoint five personal care assistants. We are looking for individuals with enthusiasm and energy who can put children and young people at the centre of their work. At Fountaindale we are passionate that every day matters for children and have our children and families at the heart of everything we do.

Our personal care assistants work as a valued part of the class team to support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our pupils. The role is varied, active, and above all, rewarding. Your role will involve promoting pupil independence, supporting pupils with their personal and postural care needs, following individual behaviour management strategies and supporting children to access learning. Full training will be provided.

Do you:

  • Have a sense of humour?
  • Have a good basic education and willingness and ability to undertake training to enhance your skills?
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Enjoy working as part of a team?
  • Relish a challenge and enjoy working young people with a range of SEND including behaviour issues?
  • Have a passion for learning new skills?

What the school offers its staff

Fountaindale is a school for children and young people who are 3 to 18 years old and who have profound and multiple learning needs, complex physical and medical needs and sensory needs.

A vibrant, busy and popular school, located in beautiful woodland surroundings. The school is modern, purpose-built and has facilities such as a hydrotherapy pool, a school minibus, a sensory room, a woodland walk and outdoor play areas.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is a growing, award-winning Trust, founded in 2016. The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision drives our commitment to making our Trust a great place to be, work, and learn.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Fountaindale School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
School size
73 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18
Phone number
01623 792671

Arranging a visit to Fountaindale School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kredgate@nexusmat.org.

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