SEND Care Support
Please note this advert is open until all vacancies are filled - to avoid disappointment please apply immediately as the advert may close at any time.
Are you already working in education and looking for a new challenge? Or employed in industry and looking to work more closely with your community?
Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.
We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for the SEND Department within the Student Support, Development and inclusion Directorate at Kirklees College. We are looking for a SEND Care Support officer to join our growing and progressing team.
The successful applicant will provide high quality personal cares and administer medications across the college, working with the SENDCO to ensure appropriate processes are fully embedded and documentation is completed correctly. You will need to be confident to talk to external agencies: schools, OH, Physios etc to gather essential information
The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working with young people with SEND and care needs in an educational capacity, also to have knowledge of EHCP’s.
The qualifications deemed essential for the post are a minimum of a Level 2 qualification in English and maths (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*- C) also educated to minimum Level 3 or equivalent in an appropriate discipline or level of care, also trained in moving and handling, administering medication and first aid or be willing to obtain within 2 years. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is also essential for the post.
It’s important that you’re able to demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role
Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults
We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.
We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.
When applying please ensure your CV and supporting statements are anonymised besides your full name.
Hours/weeks: 37 hours, 38 weeks
If you have any queries about the role or the application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please check your emails regularly during the recruitment process (including spam and junk folders) as this is how you will be contacted once you have applied.
As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce.
For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.