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Apprentice Personal Care Assistants
Education - School
School Support Staff
New Bridge School
New Bridge Multi Academy Trust
The Trustees are looking to recruit to the posts of


£8,601 per annum

Full time / Full year

Commencing as soon as possible
New Bridge Multi Academy Trust (MAT) presently comprises New Bridge School, New Bridge Learning Centre, Spring Brook School and Hollinwood Academy. We support the learning, social and pastoral needs of over 700 young people aged between 4 and 19 years. In addition we also offer a 19-25 years provision, New Bridge Horizons and a cafeteria concession, The Atrium, based in Oldham town Centre and have supported student placements at the Oldham hospital and Manchester Metropolitan University. All the components form the New Bridge Group. formal gown for spring wedding

We are looking to recruit a number of resilient, committed, energetic and highly motivated Apprentice Personal Care Assistants who will relish the opportunity to develop their own practice within one of the UK’s most diverse educational organisations. The role is primarily to support young people with their personal care needs, which include toileting, dressing, eating / feeding and drinking.

Previous experience in a caring or similar environment would be an advantage but we will provide training for the right candidates.

Main Duties include:
•To maintain and develop high standards of personal care under the direction of the Director of Care and/or management team within the school
•Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with young people, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.
•Promote inclusion and acceptance of all.
•Assess the needs of young people and use detailed knowledge of personal care needs to support them.
•Ensure safety, welfare and personal hygiene. (Basic First aid to be included where appropriate).
•To assist with the supervision and feeding of pupils and students during the lunch time period.
•Provide specific feedback in discussion with young people on their progress and achievement, in line with school policy.
•To contribute to the overall development of the school and its young people by attending and contributing to staff meetings and training where appropriate.

Key skills and abilities
•To be able to demonstrate empathy with young people who have a range of learning and physical needs
•The ability to work as part of a dedicated team
•The ability to communicate, both orally and in written form, with a range of parties including parents, teachers and classroom support assistants and para-medical staff.
•The ability to lift manually and with any hoist equipment provided (after training).
•The ability to feed and supervise young people (after training).
•Good literacy and numeracy skills
•Familiar with the use of basic technology – computer, photocopier etc.
•The ability to work to deadlines
•The confidence to work on and off site with young people.
Successful candidates will be employed on a 12 or 18 months contract and complete a Health and Social Care diploma during that time. Whilst we are unable to guarantee a permanent contract at the end of the Apprenticeship we expect opportunities for permanent employment to become available.

Please note there is no age limit to access an Apprenticeship. The Apprenticeship pay rate applies for the first twelve months and then Apprentices move onto their applicable statutory age rate.
We encourage male applicants to also apply.

New Bridge MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must have a commitment to safeguarding young people. This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and references will be sought prior to interview.
Salary: New Bridge Apprenticeship Rate £8,601 (£4.50p.h.)

Hours of work: 36 hours 40 minutes per week / full year

Based: At any site of the New Bridge MAT

Commencing: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Friday 2nd February 2018 at 8am

Further information & site visit: Kelly Lockwood, Director of Care – 0161 883 2401/or [email protected]

Completed application forms: to be returned for the attention of Suzanne Smith: [email protected]