Do you want a job that fits around your family, gives you school holidays off and allows you to be available at school drop off and pick up times? Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children? Our dynamic special needs school is looking for Health and Care Assistants to support and nurture our incredible pupils across our whole school and College.
This is a new role supporting our class-based staff in the care of our young people, including completing medical and personal care tasks.
In our 2023 staff survey, 100% of staff said that they enjoy working at Ivel Valley. So, if you are looking for a new, rewarding job, come and join us!
Qualities we seek:
Compassionate, caring and patient nature
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Empathy and understanding towards diverse needs
Eagerness to learn and grow in an inclusive educational setting
Dedication to fostering a positive and nurturing learning environment
Ivel Valley is a special needs school and college in Biggleswade, providing education for pupils aged 3-19 with a range of special educational needs and disabilities.
Our school site on Hitchmead Road supports pupils from Early Years to Key Stage 4 with the majority of students continuing on to post-16 education at our College site at The Baulk, Biggleswade.
The posts are permanent working term time only with a start time of between 8.45 – 9.45am and finish time of between 2.45 – 3.45pm. Part-time requests will also be considered for a reduced number of days. You will be provided with a full induction programme to give you the training you need to succeed. You are not required to have any school-based experience, just a great attitude! Experience in the social care sector would be an advantage (but isn’t essential).
In addition to working with our fabulous team of professionals and amazing pupils we also offer the following:
Access to FREE Employee Assistance Programme offering Mental Health & Wellbeing Support
Cycle to Work Scheme, Techscheme, Shopping Scheme
FREE Tea & Coffee
Please visit our website for more information about our school and college. Full details of the role are included in the attached person specification and job description. If you would like to come and see our school in action, please get in touch.
If you would like to find out more about the role, please contact our HR Manager - HR@ivelvalley.beds.sch.uk
Ivel Valley School & College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This appointment will be subject to enhanced DBS disclosure, medical clearance, proof of the right to work in the UK and satisfactory references. Following the acceptance of your interview, an online check will be carried out as detailed in the latest Keeping Children Safe in Education guidelines.
Ivel Valley School and College is a disability confident committed employer and we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible, communicating and promoting vacancies offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job and anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required
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