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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible, once checks have cleared

  • Closing date

    18 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 January 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 29.17 hours per week, 39 weeks per year Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.00am – 3.10pm Weds 9.00am – 4.00pm

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500 - £24,294

Actual salary

£15,925 - £16,463

Pay scale

Grade C, Scale Point 5 - 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint several enthusiastic individuals with a love of learning and a sense of fun to join our team. The posts available will involve working with pupils who have complex needs and autism some of whom require support on a 1:1 basis. As such, it would be advantageous for applicants to have experience/ knowledge of working with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Severe Learning Disability (SLD). Ideally, applicants should have experience of working with special needs pupils, or youngsters in a nursery setting, as well as a strong level of resilience to support our pupils. Our pupils’ individual needs and education is of paramount importance to us, we work closely with parents and carers as well as other support agencies to ensure that this is delivered in the most appropriate manner. We aspire for our pupils to achieve and succeed in all that they do.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • A recognised qualification in supporting teaching and learning or/and health and social care
  • Functional Skills level 2 in Maths and English, equivalent or higher
  • A knowledge of learning needs would be desirable
  • Effective communication, resilience and behaviour management skills

If you don’t have the right qualifications we will consider you for a Grade B post.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • A rewarding career supporting an amazing group of children and young people.
  • A nurturing supportive workplace with a great team
  • Health and Wellbeing package including Physio support, Counselling and Mindfulness, GP phone and video consultations
  • Access to the cycle to work scheme with Plymouth City Council along with other Plymouth City Council Employee discounts
  • Training to support you in your role including Makaton, Safety Interventions and Trauma Informed Practice.
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • An opportunity to join the school at a time of growth.
  • E-learning through National Online Safety – A suite of learning options to support your professional development.

Commitment to safeguarding

Mill Ford School is fully committed to keeping our pupils safe. Safeguarding means keeping everyone safe from harm such as abuse, bullying, discrimination, hate crimes or harassment, including child on child sexual harassment and abuse. Safeguarding also includes keeping children and young people safe from on line abuse, bullying and risks to their health and safety.

More information on safeguarding at Mill Ford School can be found on our website at: https://www.millfordschool.co.uk/important-documents/safeguarding

Successful applicants will be required to complete a DBS application as part of our pre-employment checks as well as participating in a rolling programme of regular safeguarding checks.

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About Mill Ford School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
125 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Phone number
01752 300270

Mill Ford is a school with a specialism in meeting the needs of children and young adults aged 3-19 with complex needs, including severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex medical needs and autistic spectrum conditions.
We are a friendly, child-centered school where staff work tirelessly to provide each child and young person with an individual and exciting curriculum that ensures pupils develop skills and knowledge for life now and in the future. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring our pupils aspire to be the best they can, are able to contribute to society, develop their communication and social skills, enjoy learning and have a strong sense of self. We ensure pupils can achieve these things independently in a nurturing environment, where they feel safe enough to take risks.

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