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Valence School

Our Learners Are:
Respectful - Resilient - Independent - Positive - Passionate

Student Support Assistant 1:1


Part Time : School Term Time only

32.5 hours per week : Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm

£11.79ph : £17,400 p.a. for 39 working weeks and 6.4 weeks’ paid holiday 

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

You will provide individualised needs for a student for which full training will be provided.  You will be responsible for enabling the student’s learning, promoting their independence and helping them achieve.  You will need to be a confident advocate, recognising the potential of the individual and championing their needs along with possessing exceptional communication skills and patience.

We 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.  The role will include a substantial amount of moving and handling and personal care.  Although experience of complex physical and medical needs is not essential, as we provide comprehensive training, an aspiration to enable students to learn and achieve meaningful independence is.

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).