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Special School Care Assistant

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Other Job Titles that are to apply to this advert; Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Respite Carer, Residential Carer, Support Worker, Special Needs Support Assistant, Special Needs Teaching Assistant, SEN Teaching Assistant or SEND Teaching Assistant.

Salary: GBP65 – 85 per day

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Temporary with permanent opportunities available

Required for: September 2020

Location: Ealing

Suitable for: graduates, nursery assistants with special needs/care experience

About the Job:

This special school are seeking care assistants confident supporting children with complex needs in the school’s profound multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) department. They are looking for someone who can inspire confidence in pupils with special needs, parents and staff. The job is full-time as a as a Scale 6 SEN teaching assistant starting in September 2020.

You will be a valued part of the team who work together closely to provide an educational environment which celebrates the uniqueness of every child. You will make a difference supporting children with autism alongside the class teacher and up to 3 other Scale 6 SEN teaching assistants. You may need to support with personal care, hoisting, moving and handling, feeding and/or medical administration.

About the Special School (Ealing):

This Special School is in the London Borough of Ealing and has been ranked as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in their last two inspections. The school have a reputation of excellence for their service to children with special educational needs and staff through ongoing development and specialist training.

The school has two purpose-built departments, one for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) or severe learning difficulties (SLD) and the other with autism spectrum condition (ASC).

  • Ofsted Education: Outstanding
  • EYFS and Primary
  • Ages 2 to 11 years  
  • Girls and boys
  • 90 day places
  • On-site therapy team, hydrotherapy pool, spa pool, soft play room, sensory room and outdoor learning spaces
  • Minimum student to staff ratio of 2:1
  • A maximum of eight students in a class
  • Teaching and caring for children on the autism spectrum and with severe and complex medical needs since 2008

This special school are seeking a professional who is:

  • Experienced or trained as a care assistant
  • Experienced and/or confidence supporting children with special needs
  • Confident or open to supporting children with personal care (toileting), hoisting, moving and handling and/or medical administration
  • Confident supporting children with academic learning
  • Keen to challenge and build self-esteem in pupils with special needs


To Apply – Care Assistant

All applicants are invited to apply to this advert by using the link attached and sending your updated CV

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.

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