College Personal Care SEND Assistant
Position Overview: The Alexandra Centre of Further Education in Camden is seeking a compassionate and dedicated Personal Care College Assistant to provide support to disabled college students with profound and multiple learning difficulties, physical disabilities, and special educational needs. As a Personal Care College Assistant, you will play a vital role in ensuring the well-being and dignity of our students while supporting their educational journey.
Personal Care Support:
Assist students with toileting, bathing, grooming, and dressing as needed.
Provide support with feeding and ensure proper nutrition.
Aid in the administration of medication under the guidance of healthcare professionals.
Assist students with mobility and transfers using appropriate aids and techniques.
Support students in accessing college facilities, classrooms, and resources.
Collaborate with teaching staff to ensure the inclusion and participation of students in educational activities.
Provide emotional support and reassurance to students during challenging moments.
Health and Safety:
Maintain a safe and clean environment, including student areas and personal care facilities.
Follow health and safety protocols and procedures to ensure the well-being of students and staff.
Report any incidents, accidents, or concerns promptly to the appropriate authorities.
Communicate effectively with teaching staff, healthcare professionals, and other support staff to ensure coordinated care for students.
Participate in team meetings and training sessions to enhance personal care knowledge and skills.
Maintain confidentiality and respect the privacy of students and their families.
Previous personal care experience or a background in providing care services to individuals with disabilities or special educational needs.
Empathy, patience, and the ability to build positive relationships with students.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Understanding and commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion.
This is a full-time position, working five days a week. Preferred hours for this role would be approximately 4 hours a day, around midday, but flexibility is available.
Join us in making a difference in the lives of our students with disabilities at the Alexandra Centre. We offer competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment.
We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects the community we serve. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
We look forward to reviewing your application and discussing how you can contribute to the well-being and educational success of our students at the Alexandra Centre in Camden.
All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see the FAQs on the Protocol Education website for further 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.
Protocol Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We undertake safeguarding checks on all workers in accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, this may also include an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted applicants.
We offer FREE online safeguarding and Prevent Duty training to all our workers. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and subscribe to the DBS Update Service.