29 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    14 October 2024

  • Closing date

    22 August 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

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

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 10

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade B £22,366 - £22,737

What skills and experience we're looking for

Welfare Assistants – Grade B - Permanent

10 hours

£22366 to £22737 pro rata salary range

£11.59 to £11.79 per hour

Newfield School is an impressive, well-resourced special school situated in Blackburn, Lancashire providing high quality specialist education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties including autism, PMLD, SLD, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.

We are looking to appoint a number of enthusiastic and committed Welfare Assistants to join our busy, demanding and rewarding school, starting in October 2024

Under the direction of teachers and senior staff, you will provide supervision of individuals and groups of children during lunchtime to support the school in the management of pupils at lunchtimes.

Applicants should have an interest in working with children, excellent standards of hygiene and be willing to undergo training in line with their duties.

Whilst we particularly welcome applicants with experience of working with children and young people, it is more important that you have a child centred approach in working with our very special children as a full programme of training and development will be provided.

Effective communication with children, young people, parents and carers will be an essential part of the role.

Please see details of working pattern below to be worked 39 weeks per year during term time including 5 annual professional development full days:

Hours per Week – 10 hours

  • Working Pattern – 11.30am – 1.30pm – Monday to Friday
  • Actual Salary £5506 to £5597 based on working part time during term time

You will also be required to work 3.30pm until 5pm on six occasions per year in order to undertake training and meet with your class team – these dates will be planned in advance and you will have plenty of notice.

On the 5 annual professional development days you would be required to work 9am til 3pm.

You will be required to attend an Induction which will take place over 5 days. During this induction you will need to be available to work from 9am until 3.30pm all week. Details of this will be confirmed.

Find out more about our school and download an application pack by visiting www.newfield.org.uk.

Completed application forms are returnable to recruitment@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk or to Recruitment Team, Newfield School, Old Bank Lane, Blackburn BB1 2PW

Closing Date: 22nd August 2024 at 5pm

Interview Date: TBC

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

What the school offers its staff

Dear Applicant

Thank you for downloading an application pack. I hope that the information will be useful and assist you in deciding whether to apply for the post of Welfare Assistant.

We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of our children and their families. We already have a dedicated and hard-working team and together with the pupils, parents, staff and governors, we continue to develop and provide exemplary practice and achievement.

Well-being and professional development for all staff is a strong feature of the school and should you be successful we offer:

  • a full induction and training package
  • specific mentoring and training opportunities to develop expertise

The school has achieved many externally validated accreditation and awards, including our re-accreditation for autism through the National Autistic Society, the Inclusion Quality Mark and Rights Respecting School Award through UNICEF.

You can find out more about our school and its achievements by visiting our website; www.newfield.org.uk where I am sure many of your questions will be answered. However, if you wish to speak to someone personally, then please contact email recruitment@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk and we will arrange for someone to call you back.

We want motivated employees who will enjoy the challenge of a whole school effort to continue our work. If you feel that you would like to be part of this exciting professional challenge, we would like to hear from you.

Good Luck!

Rachel Kay

Head Teacher

‘Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedure is shared by all staff and volunteers of Newfield School.’

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)
medical
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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk

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About Newfield School

School type
Special school, ages 2 to 19
School size
229 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Newfield School is an impressive, well-resourced special school situated in Blackburn, Lancashire providing high quality specialist education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties including Autism, PMLD, SLD, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.

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