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Personal Care Assistant

We would like to appoint an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to provide 1:1 personal care for a student. Wishing to join a strong, dynamic, supportive and successful department to contribute to the excellent learning environment we provide for our students.

Location: Palmer's Campus (Grays, Essex)

Hours: Full-time, 36.3 hrs per week - Hours of work 8:30am-3:30pm

Salary: £17,633 FTE - £14,754 Pro Rata (39 weeks - Term-time only)

As a college, our strategy is Career-Focused Learning and ensuring that the learner experience and our relationship within our community, local and regional employers, are at the heart of everything we do.

This is an ideal opportunity to join a busy, successful and established learning support department as a Personal Care Assistant (PCA), in the classroom. You will be providing personal care, 1:1 support for a student who needs assistance with feeding and toileting.

Applicants must have an empathetic approach and be able to work flexibly. You will be a good communicator, confident in supporting students to attain their learning outcomes and with the ability to develop a professional rapport with young people between 16-24 years. The role is an ideal introduction to a career in education and the successful candidate will be offered regular professional development to support them in their role.

You will be an enthusiastic individual looking to make a real difference to the teaching and learning experience provided at USP College. Delivering a supportive, immersive and creative learning environment with the ability and desire to motivate students to achieve the highest possible learning outcomes is essential. 

How to apply

To be considered for this role, please send a copy of your current CV and covering letter to, Richard Mills, Recruitment Lead: before the closing date.

This role is an urgent requirement, CV's will be reviewed immediately for interview.

Additional Information:
USP College is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. All appointments are based solely on the merit and abilities
of each applicant regardless of age, gender, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic origin or disability. The welfare of our students and staff is paramount. We are committed to safeguarding (including the prevention of radicalisation). The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate a commitment and knowledge in these areas and will be required to undertake appropriate checks as part of the recruitment process including DBS and referencing, as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.  See our website for further information and updates of any other vacancies