Luminate Education Group

Specialist Personal Care Assistant - PMLD / SEND x3, Part time (Reduced Year) (Ref:LCC3467)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
LC3 Commencing at £19,350 PA with Progression to £19,404 PA Pro Rata
25 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Part Time

Part time, 30 hours per week

Reduced Year, 39 weeks per year 


This role requires an experienced SEND professional to lead through a matrix management approach across Luminate FE colleges for the placement and support of students with Educational Health Care Plans. Additionally, you will be an operational main point of contact with local authorities and you will make a contribution towards positive outcomes for disadvantaged and vulnerable students. You will provide additional medical and personal care support for learners with needs to enable them to participate, progress, achieve and enjoy a fully inclusive college experience.


  • Be involved in planning and preparation and administration of feeds, water flushes and required drugs.
  • Provide dignified personal care, using specialist lifting equipment such as hoists and slings.
  • Support with feeding at lunch time and supervise learners over the lunch period.
  • Order supplies of feeds.
  • Liaise with parents/carers/teaching staff/NHS professionals.
  • Assist with emergency evacuation plans and practices and help with all emergency evacuations.
  • Keep accurate and timely logs and other records, as required.
  • Provide training for other members of the team.
  • Ensure all paperwork and documentation is kept up to date and in line with statutory requirements


  • English and Mathematics at Level 2 or above and a willingness to improve in one or both disciplines to level 3 or above.
  • L3 Care Qualification or willingness to enrol to this within one year of appointment.
  • Experience of working in a team in an educational setting and experience of working with gastronomy/PEG feeds and Gastronomy feeds.
  • Experience of working with students who have high needs or SEN.
  • Relevant experience, knowledge and understanding of working in the Sector around Caring for young people
  • Substantial learning support experience in FE.
  • Strong awareness of disability issues and equality and diversity issues
  • Understanding of the Disability Discrimination Act (desirable).
  • Ability to assist with personal care provision including requirements of wheelchair users.


For more information about the role please contact:

Clair Armstrong


About Us

Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC), University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College, White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) and Yorkshire Centre for Training & Development. Luminate Education Group is one of the fastest growing and most innovative education groups in the country. 

We offer a curriculum as diverse as our students within a vibrant and multicultural learning environment. Our goal is to deliver excellent and innovative education which supports and inspires every student to achieve their ambitions. Join us on the journey to being the best that we can collectively be for our students, apprentices, staff and our stakeholders.


At Luminate Education Group we are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our student's including children, young people, and vulnerable adults. We expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow the Safer Recruitment requirements and best practice as set out within Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance. All successful applicants will be required to complete mandatory pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check. Please be aware that it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children.

For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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