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Valence School

Student Support Assistant

Full Time - 40 hrs per week -School Term Time only - Permanent - £9.50 per hour (£16,880.36 actual p.a. for Term Time only) - Hours worked on set shifts between 7am and 10pm

Generous pension scheme, national retailer discounts, well-being sessions, free on site parking

Our Student Support Assistants are committed individuals that want to make a difference by being responsible for enabling students to learn, promoting their independence and helping them to achieve.

As a Student Support Assistant you will

  • support students within the learning and/or residential environment in order to promote each student’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional development;
  •  promote a caring environment and provide a high standard of care including washing, toileting, bathing and mealtime assistance;
  •  ensure that communication with students, staff and other departments is effective and contributes to securing efficiency and high standards of care and personal development for students;
  •  maintain high standards of safety and observe good practice in relation to health and safety issues, implement students’ care plans and appropriately use the recording and reporting processes

The role will include a substantial amount of moving and handling and personal care.  Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable.  An aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is essential.

The successful candidate will be supported to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, if not already achieved.  We also offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting and the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of Valence students.

For further details please visit contact the HR team on 01959 567841 or email

Closing date for applications 22 March 2020

Interviews to be held 31 March 2020