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Personal Support/Classroom assistant Grade B - Reynalds Cross School

Employer
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Solihul
Salary
£22,737 - £23,500 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024
Reference
SOL/TP/943/504

Job Details

Salary range;  £22,737.00 - £23,500.00 (pro-rata)

Actual salary £14422.92 - £14906.92.  Monday - Friday 9.15 - 3.30 (term time only) 27.5 hours 


We are looking to recruit Classroom/ personal support assistants to start September 2024. As well as the main Reynalds Cross site we have a Satellite site in Green Lane, Shirley and you may be asked to work at either. You will be joining teams of dedicated and supportive professionals working with pupils who have learning difficulties. So if you have the ability to show empathy, patience, initiative and understanding needed when working with pupils who have a range of learning difficulties, complex medical needs and behavioural challenges we would love to hear from you.  The job requires you to support during teaching time and free choice times.  You will have personal pupil care plans to follow and part of your role will involve carrying out personal care and hygiene needs.  There is a physical and active element to this role so you will need a good level of physical fitness.

Previous experience of working in a school or special school environment would be helpful but is not essential.

Your application should reflect that you have the relevant skills and personal qualities stated in the Job description, person specification and asked for in this advertisement. Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and children to share this commitment. All staff are expected to have an enhanced DBS check. If you are interested in this position and meet the required criteria please apply by application form, CV’s will not be accepted. Successful candidates will be notified and invited for interview.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All staff are expected to have an enhanced DBS check.


Closing date; Friday 28th June 2024 

Interviews; July 2024 

Email; office@reynalds-cross.solihull.sch.uk

Reynlads Cross School

Kineton Green Road

Olton B92 7ER

Tel: 01217073012

Email: office@reynalds-cross.solihull.sch.uk

Attached documents
Application form (6).docx
Band B - Personal Support Assistant special schools - job description.pdf
Notes of Guidance for Applicants re DBS (Schools) (7).pdf
Person specification B.pdf

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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945449/rehabilitation-of-offenders-guidance.pdf

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
Location
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Manor Square
Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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