Care and Education Support Worker (Wales)

Join award-winning National Star College in Mamhilad, near Pontypool, as a care and education support worker.

Mamhilad, Wales

Job details

Salary

£11.50 per hour

Role type

Term-Time Only, Part Time

Hours of work

40.5 hours / 39 weeks

Location

Mamhilad, Wales

Contract type

Permanent

Contract

Term-time only

Closing date

20/06/2024

Interview date

TBC

Job description

Are you looking for a rewarding, term-time only role supporting young people with disabilities to make the most of their time at college? Join award-winning National Star College in Mamhilad, near Pontypool, as a care and education support worker.

The young adults aged 16-25 years that learn with us as day students have big personalities and even bigger ambitions to make the most of their education so that they can live as independently as possible. Our committed staff team put students first in everything that they do, being proactive, dynamic and collaborative for the benefit of the learners, whatever their ability.

As a care and education support worker you will provide personal care and support with their therapeutic, social and educational activities. This may involve supporting our small cohort of students in the classroom, on trips out and about or in life skills sessions working alongside tutors, and physiotherapy, speech & language therapy, occupational therapy teams as well as our emotional well-being practitioner.

Enthusiasm, professionalism and a strong work ethic is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate a positive attitude towards the aspirations of young people with disabilities. We have a mix of male and female students and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds who can use their interests to engage with and inspire our students.   You will be a self-starter who can use your own initiative, be able to manage change and show resilience when things don’t go to plan.

Experience of working with people with learning and/or physical disabilities and a Level 2 qualification in care or learning support is desirable. However, many of our successful team members joined National Star from careers in hospitality or retail so applications are encouraged from people with no previous experience who can demonstrate future potential.

With glowing feedback from our latest Estyn inspection highlighting our supportive, nurturing and calm environment, we expect very high standards. In return we offer excellent training and development opportunities and support for you to develop your long-term career with us.

You will need to be available between 8.30am – 4:30 pm (5pm on Mondays for team meeting) Monday to Friday totalling 40.5 hours, for 39 weeks, term-time.  The salary paid for this will  c£20,350 for the full academic year.

Please note that this role will be based at our college on the Mamhilad Industrial Estate (NP4 0HZ) – please ensure that you are able to access transport to get to us before you make your application.

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About us

National Star is a growing charity with more than 1,200 staff based in England and Wales. Established more than 50 years ago, we’ve supported hundreds of young people with disabilities to achieve their potential.

How we will reward you

Our Golden Hello

It’s motivating to feel valued at work. That’s why all new staff will receive a ‘Golden Hello’ up to the value of £250 for full-time staff (pro-rata for part-time employees) upon successful completion of their probation.

Staff benefits

Fantastic career development opportunities and comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Staff minibus from Cheltenham and Gloucester to our Ullenwood site Monday to Friday.

Award-winning training

Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs.

Westfield medical cover

Life insurance cover

Employee helpline

Contributory pension scheme

Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM discount card

Employee discounts at attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring, plus much more

Care and Education Support Worker (Wales)

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