Maple Walk is a happy, successful, and vibrant independent primary school for girls and boys aged 4-11, in North West London.
We are looking for a Learning and Personal Support Assistant to work on a one to one basis with a child with cerebral palsy who will be in Year 3 from September 2017. The purpose of the role is to support and assist with the child's physical needs so as to enable learning to take place.
The postholder will work term-time only, between the hours of 8:30am and 4pm (5 pm on two days) on school premises, and up to 6:30pm in the family home, or taking the child to physiotherapy sessions as required, for a total of 42 hours per week, for 37 weeks of the year. The postholder will be employed by the school during the day, and under a separate contract with the parents outside of school hours. The role has a combined salary of £20,500 p.a.
We are looking for a suitably experienced and/or qualified physiotherapist who can assist with the child's mobility, accessibility and integration, and use their professional skills to facilitate and encourage their overall development throughout the day. This role would suit a recent graduate who would like to gain more experience in paediatrics, or an individual with an interest in the field. You will be supported and supervised by a number of professionals and this is therefore a good opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
This role includes a level of personal care, where the Assistant will need to take the child, who is female, to the toilet. Because of this reason we believe that the role falls under a genuine occupational qualification, and we are therefore looking for a female member of staff.
Please note that this role is largely funded by Brent Local Authority and the continuation of the role is therefore subject to continued funding, as well as the child remaining a pupil of Maple Walk.
To register an initial interest, please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter. Applicants who meet the criteria on the person specification will be invited to complete an application form.
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