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Specialist Care Assistant

Published on 12th June 2019

Closing Date

Noon - 5th July 2019

Interview Date

12th July 2019

Salary Information

Pro rata for Level 1 / Level 2 Learning Support Assistant, depending on experience.

Vacancy for a part time Specialist Care Assistant (1 day / week initially, increasing to 2 days after a period of transition).

We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to support a Year 8 boy who is a wheelchair user with severe physical and speech impairments within a mainstream school setting.

The day will initially be a Friday. The role will involve 1:1 provision in the Learning Support area and within mainstream lessons where appropriate. The child concerned currently attends the Oak Field School which specialises in supporting students with complex physical impairments, and is currently on a shared placement attending Fernwood School for one day a week.

Oak Field School and Nottingham Local Authority will provide training at the next available opportunity, which will include courses in moving and handling, specialist equipment training and toileting.

This post is an excellent opportunity to be part of an inclusive plan for this child, to train in these areas of support for children with a physical impairment and to be able to work in an outstanding mainstream secondary school.

This is a rare, exciting and rewarding opportunity.

Please contact Mrs C Smith (Personal Assistant to the Head Teacher) by email expressing your interest in the first instance:

We strongly encourage visiting the school before the closing date, prior to submitting an application form (available on the school website), where the full job description will be available. A Friday would be the ideal time to visit, but this could be arranged for another day.


How to Apply

Application forms and further details are available to the right under supporting documents. Please note: the application form is in Word 97-2003 format (.doc). Please return your completed application form, together with your letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) to the Head Teacher’s PA, Mrs C Smith, by post or by email to:

The Fernwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring) check.

Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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