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Valence School

Waking Night Student Support Assistant



7.30pm to 7.30am per shift including breaks

6,156 per shift p.a. (£11.79ph) plus unsocial hours allowance

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights available

Term Time Only (39 working weeks plus 6.4 weeks’ paid holiday)

Benefits include a generous pension scheme & life cover, retail discounts, well-being sessions, free on site parking

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  The school is set on a beautiful campus on the outskirts of Westerham and is part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).

As a Waking Night Student Support Assistant you will support our residential students during the night by

· attending to students personal care needs;

· ensuring that communication with students, staff, and other departments is effective and contributes to securing efficiency and high standards of care for students;

· appropriately using the recording and reporting processes;

· maintaining high standards of safety and observing good practice in relation to health and safety issues and to be aware of, and implement, students’ care plans.

The role will involve moving and handling children and young people.  Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable. 

You will get a total hourly payment of £15.72ph for the hours worked between 10pm to 7am on weekdays.  There is also flexibility to cover one night during 16 Open weekends in term time, in which the school is open to provide respite to families paid at £19.79ph.

The successful candidate will be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare and will work within a supportive and friendly team in a country school setting.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have any questions please contact the HR team :

We reserve the right to close this vacancy, interview and appoint earlier if we receive sufficient applications for this role

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act)