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    31 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 May 2024

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Working pattern

Full time, part time, flexible, term time: Term Time only 37 weeks (secondary school) or 38 weeks (primary school) Full time 41 hours per week / part time options available 8 hours per shift

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

between £26,840.50 and £28,814.50

Actual salary

£24,596.90 - £26,405.90

Pay scale

NJC 15 - 19

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide care and support for pupils with assistance and mobility, personal care, communication and social interaction
  • Toliaise with the school SENDCO, Learning Support Assistants, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist to identify and support the writing of personal care plans and procedures.
  • To oversee the physical and emotional care of the pupils, including but not limited to, consideration of pupil’s health, diet, clothing, hygiene, safety, and emotional welfare, working with other staff where necessary
  • To support daily physiotherapy and exercise programs
  • To encourage social communication between peers and participation within shared games and activities.


  • English and Maths GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualification
  • Diploma Level 3 in Childcare or willingness to work toward
  • Ability to communicate well with young people and their parents/carers
  • Understands the importance of Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Data Protection


  • Experience of working within a residential care environment
  • Understands the importance of Safeguarding, Health & Safety and Data Protection

What the school offers its staff

The Role:

We employ professional care staff to care for children and young people outside the school day. As a residential school, we believe that Mary Hare should be a caring community meeting the various needs of the young people in our care.All staff have a shared responsibility for the safeguarding, wellbeing, and education of the pupils.

Care staff must seek to develop a good relationship with all pupils in their care, however challenging. They should work together to create an environment which is safe, secure, stimulating and which supports their learning. Staff should also aim to prepare young people for the next stage in their lives, whether that is a change of residential house or leaving school.

Care staff must be prepared to undertake shift, sleep in duties and weekend work. Care Staff are required to work on the days that pupils return to the houses. Extra payment is made for sleeping-in duties and overtime.

Further details about the role

About Us:

Mary Hare educates 240 profoundly deaf children at its residential school in Berkshire, and we pride ourselves on our pupils’ achievements at GCSE, A Level as well as B Tech and Vocational Courses. We offer the opportunity to teach highly motivated children, in small classes, where you can make a real difference at this national centre of excellence for deaf education. No knowledge of sign language is required, as we follow an auditory/oral philosophy.

The school offers a holistic approach to care, and this involves carrying schoolwork into out-of-school life.This involves communication with all professionals that work within both the senior and primary schools.These can be teachers, classroom assistants, audiologists, nurses, speech therapists and specialists from cochlear implant teams, social workers etc. but most importantly care staff will have a good communication link with parents, especially those of their key children.


As well as an inclusive and supportive work environment, and a stunning location, benefits also include: school holidays/term time only working, free meals whilst at work, free on-site parking, generous pension scheme and 24/7 Employee Assistance Program.

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 Mary Hare School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 19
School size
202 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
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We are a school for deaf children in Newbury, Berkshire. We take children from Year 1 to Year 13 (aged 5-19) across both our Primary and Secondary schools. We are the largest school for the deaf in the UK taking both day and boarding pupils. We use the oral communication method so no use of BSL in our classes - our pupils thrive on learning to use their voice and the use of English is really important!

English is the language of the national curriculum and of the outside world. We want our students to have good language skills, helping them to achieve better grades. We believe this will give them more choice as they move into their futures.

Mary Hare is a registered charity: 1048386

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