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Dove House School

Personal Care Assistant

Closing date: 10/07/2020 at 17:00

Job Start Date: 01/09/2020

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Grade B £18,065 - £18,371 fte (£12,529 - £12,741 actual)

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week, term time only

Location of Role: Sutton Road, Basingstoke

Job/Person Summary

Dove House is an outstanding school (Ofsted 2019) for children with moderate learning difficulties and autism. We converted to an academy in November 2011 and have enjoyed many benefits from the autonomy this brings. Dove House is also an accredited Teacher Training Provider (SCITT) but above all it is a school which makes a difference to all those who are connected with it.

We are looking to recruit a Personal Care Assistant. This role will involve the provision of personal and health care for our pupils, this will include help with social welfare, care and health matters, including toileting, dressing, feeding, mobility etc. The position may also include supporting the delivery of basic therapy programmes. Previous experience of providing physical and emotional support, including personal hygiene is essential. A qualification in First Aid would be beneficial however not essential as we would provide the necessary training. Previous experience of working with children with special needs is not required as full training will be given but an empathy with them is essential. Dove House has a strong tradition of developing its own staff.

Application Procedure

An application form and job description/role profile can be found on the school website https://www.dovehouseacademy.com/about-us/vacancies/ or via contacting Debbie Andrews, HR Officer d.andrews@dovehouse.hants.sch.uk Please note we cannot accept CV’s.

COVID 19 information: under normal circumstances, we would warmly welcome visits to our school, however whilst we continue to follow Government guidance this is unfortunately not possible at this time. Interviews will also be carried out remotely via the zoom meeting facility and details regarding access will be provided if you are successfully shortlisted for interview. Should the situation change between now and the closing date for this position we will obviously review all arrangements. If you would therefore like further information about the school generally or the role specifically, please contact Debbie Andrews in the first instance who will then be able to arrange for the appropriate member of staff to contact you directly.

Safer Recruitment

Dove House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Sutton Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 5SU

Telephone: 01256 351555

Website: www.dovehouseacademy.com

Application form