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Welfare Support Assistant

Education - School

Teaching Assistant

Elms Bank

Elms Bank

Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PJ


Required as soon as possible.


Elms Bank is a secondary special school for pupils aged 11 to 19 years with a diverse range of learning disabilities including physical disabilities and autism.


Do you enjoy working with children?


Are you excellent at working as part of a team?


Would you like the opportunity to develop your career?


We are looking to recruit Welfare Support Staff to join a skilled team who work with young people with a range of special needs.


Hours of work are 8 hours 45 minutes per week, Monday to Friday, 11.35am to 1.20pm, term time only, worked in accordance with service requirements. Additional hours are often available.


This post is temporary until 31st August 2019 pending a review of the staffing structure.


The salary for this post is £3,334 to £3,360 per annum.


This rewarding work includes supervising pupils at lunchtime to ensure their safety, welfare and good conduct, assisting with feeding when necessary and attending to pupils’ personal care requirements.


As part of the role you will have access to the School’s CPD programme.


Several of our Welfare Support Staff have gone on to develop their career and are now working as Teaching Assistants in the classroom. This is an ideal opportunity for any interested parties wishing to start a career in special education.


Please ensure that you meet the person specification before applying.


Employees of Elms Bank have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.


Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


For further information click on the links below:


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Person Specification

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An application form is available here and is returnable with a letter explaining how you meet the person specification to Mrs O Langley-Sadler, Head of School, Elms Bank, Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PJ or by email to: by 9am on Tuesday 26th February 2019.

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26th Feb 2019

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