WSSC - Teaching Assistant Level 2 (Including Tracheostomy Support)

Job Vacancy

Teaching Assistant Level 2 (Including Tracheostomy Support)

Temporary (to 31/08/22), 32.5 hours per week, term time only (8.30am – 3.30pm)

WPT Band 3 £18,933 – £19,698 (£14,391 – £14,973 pro rata)

September 2021

VAC-WSSC

Wickersley School and Sports College

2nd July 2021 (noon)

About us

At Wickersley Partnership Trust, students and learning are at the centre of everything we do. We nurture the development of knowledge, creativity, skills and understanding to help our children develop into happy, healthy, caring and successful citizens. We do this in a safe and positive learning environment where every individual is valued, self-belief is encouraged and each individual is able to achieve their full potential.

Wickersley Partnership Trust was founded in 2014 with charitable status and currently comprises of 8 primary schools and 5 secondary schools (including 1 sixth form) across Rotherham and neighbouring counties. WPT is committed to ensuring that all students have the best educational experience possible, and to do this, we recognise the importance of supporting our staff thoroughly in their professional development through the dissemination of best practice and collaboration, and through reflecting and debating on their practice. More about WPT’s vision can be found on our website.

About the role

We are looking to appoint a child centred, enthusiastic and motivational person to join our team at Wickersley School and Sports College.  Your role will be to work under the direction and instruction of the class teacher, to support a student with specific additional medical needs on a 2:1 basis, and to work as part of a co-ordinated care team. You will work to support the student within the classroom meeting their individual needs from a care plan.

If successful, you will be required to undertake Intensive theoretical and practical Tracheostomy training to enable you to provide the necessary care.

Duties include

  • To support students, and in particular a student with a specific medical need, at all times as required by the class teacher. This may be general overall supervision, working individually with students or working with students within the classroom
  • To provide support which enables students to play as full a part in school life as possible, and to anticipate students’ needs so that they have equal opportunities to other children
  • To liaise with teaching and other staff to plan tasks and to report back on progress to the student’s key staff
  • To undertake regular training and refresher training for the care of a student with a tracheostomy tube and carry out all necessary procedures and care as required throughout the school day, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the student at all times

The successful candidate will have a good educational background and a real desire to enrich the education of students.

There may be some requirements for training to take place over the school summer holidays.

Completed application forms should be returned to zwelborn@wickersley.net by the application deadline.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students, the appointment will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check and satisfactory references.

Further information about the Disclosure Scheme can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Please note we operate safer recruitment and we do not accept CVs, all applicants must complete an application form in full.