Child support Assistant/TA

Location: Sevenoaks
Job Type: Permanent
Industry: SEN Support Jobs
Reference: PE11180650
Salary: £70 - £95 per day, Benefits: Generous local government pension, retail discounts, well-being sessions, social events and free on-site parking
Job Published: 27 days ago
​2 Early shifts (7am to 2pm)
​2 Late shifts (12.30pm to 10pm)
​1 Day shift (8.30am to 4pm)
​There is also the option to work a 12 hour shift for 8 weekend days per academic year.


Our Student Support Assistants are committed individuals that want to make a difference by being responsible for enabling students to learn, promoting their independence and helping them to achieve.

As a Student Support Assistant you will:

Support students within the learning and/or residential environment in order to promote each students intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development;
promote a caring environment and provide a high standard of care including washing, toileting and mealtime assistance;
ensure that communication with students, staff and other departments is effective and contributes to securing efficiency and high standards of care and personal development for students;
maintain high standards of safety and observe good practice in relation to health and safety issues, implement students' care plans and appropriately use the recording and reporting processes.
The role will include a substantial amount of moving and handling and personal care.

We are proud to share with you the excellent work we do with children and young people who have physical disabilities and complex medical needs. Our school is unique within the maintained sector in the whole of southern England. We cater for students aged 4 to 19 and have both day and boarding places. We have a large site with high quality teaching, social care and health care facilities. A staff team of over 200 people provides specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

Our overall aim is to enable every child and young person to achieve meaningful independence. Students flourish in a supportive but challenging environment, making good educational progress and achieving a range of accreditation as they get older. There is excellent support to enable students to achieve functional communication, mobility and skills for daily living.

We are a Foundation Special School and are part of the Kent SEN Trust, a cooperative trust of ten schools working together to improve outcomes for all the children and young people attending the schools. In 2008 Valence became a specialist Sports College and this status plays a significant role in raising students' achievements and their participation in high quality physical education and sport.