Care Assistant (Weston House)

The purpose of this role is to play an active role in supporting Learners at Weston House, a specialist FE provision for young adult learners with disabilities. The learners are supported with developing their skills for independence, their physical and emotional wellbeing, practical life skills and to help them achieve their personal goals.  

You will support learners in preparing for daily activities and with all aspects of personal care; providing intimate care, including washing and bathing, assistance with toileting and support with the witnessing of administration of medication in line with the policies. You will ensure that the environment is safe, secure and clean in order to ensure that any risk to learners, colleagues and visitors to Weston House is minimised. You will assist in maintaining documentation and recording of student information and student progression reports and act as a Key worker to a small group of learners. 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and understanding of a range of disabilities such as physical learning and sensory issues and autism. Experience of dealing with students with difficult behaviours associated with disability will be an advantage . An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care is essential for this role, or you must be prepared to achieve within the first year of employment to achieve this in readiness to achieve the Level 3 the following year. Therefore, experience of complex health care needs and NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care are desirable.

Job Information Pack

Bridgend College recognises its responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.  We apply a rigorous process of checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and vulnerable adults.   The above post is subject to a satisfactory/enhanced DBS disclosure for child and adult workforce.

Bridgend College understands the value of providing services in Welsh and the need to grow its bilingual workforce. We therefore encourage applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate good Welsh language skills. Please specify in your personal statement whether you would prefer to have your assessment/interview conducted in Welsh.

We are actively seeking to improve representation from all sections of the community and promoting equality of opportunity.  We welcome applications from everyone, including people from different backgrounds and communities, and of different ages. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability if their application meets the essential criteria for the post, and consider them on their abilities. We can also offer reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 

Please note there may be a requirement for a second stage interview or assessment.

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