Personal Care Assistant

Nethergate Academy (Nottinghamshire)

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Salary: £22,737 - £23,893 FTE  (£15,999 - £16,813. pro rata) 

30 hours per week (8:30am-3pm daily), term time (39 weeks)

Personal Care Assistant

Required as soon as possible - Closing date: Sunday, 25 February 2024

This role is for 30 hours a week, Monday to Friday and is required in term time (39 weeks); therefore this is reflected in the pro rata salary.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Personal Care Assistant to join Nethergate Academy and work as part of the team supporting pupils’ educational and healthcare needs.

Nethergate academy works with children and young people who have learning difficulties and complex needs and their families. 

Nethergate Academy is an Outstanding special academy in the City of Nottingham for 175 pupils aged 5-19 with complex learning difficulties and disabilities. Many pupils are autistic and some have SEMH needs.

You will be required to assist pupils with their day to day personal care needs and to work alongside other professional staff to support and develop pupils’ personal independence skills. You will provide practical support to pupils in their personal hygiene, toileting, eating and drinking.

We are seeking someone who is caring and compassionate, with experience of working in a care setting or within a school setting supporting young people.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is able to work independently and as part of a committed and caring team. You will have the following attributes:

  • caring, compassionate with an empathetic nature
  • good communication skills
  • honest, reliable, responsible
  • ability to remain calm and cope under pressure

Training and support will be provided from a welcoming and professional team.  If you think you have what it takes to work within this role we look forward to hearing from you.

In Return:

You can be assured that you will be joining a successful Multi Academy Trust that has a great track record in helping children to succeed no matter what their background. The Trust is dedicated to valuing and developing the workforce whether that be through ensuring a fair workload or offering access to bespoke CPD from the Learning Alliance to enhance professional growth.

We believe in looking after the people who make a huge difference to our children, their families and the communities we serve. That’s why we give everyone who joins a Perkbox account – with 24/7 access to perks and discounts, plus curated wellbeing tools to look after your physical and mental health. It’s part of our commitment to look after you.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Hundreds of global and local perks, available online 24/7
  • Shopping discounts from the biggest brands, all year round
  • Save money on everything from the supermarket shop to summer holidays
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme from Health Assured

If this post attracts sufficient interest before the closing date, we may decide to close and interview this vacancy at an earlier date, so an early application is advised.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to receipt of satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure, medical and reference checks.  All pre-employment checks are in line with "Keeping Children Safe in Education”.

The Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.