Midday Supervisory Assistant (MDSA)
Salary range: Grade C2 to C4 - £9.43 to £9.81 per hour (depending on experience)
Hours: Monday to Friday - 11.30am to 1.45pm, term-time only (38 weeks per year)
Contract type: Permanent and Maternity Cover
Commencement date: 1st September 2021
Exeter House is a forward thinking, aspirational and vibrant Special School in Salisbury. This is an exciting time for us as we are exploring opportunities for expansion and further development of our provision and aim to become a Centre of Excellence for the south of Wiltshire. We are committed to supporting our local community and have developed an outreach service. This has been exceptionally well received by both parents and professionals.
We are a supportive and caring school where we strive to enable everyone to be the best they can be. We not only believe in the extraordinary but seek it out in every student we work with and every staff member who works for us.
Exeter House is part of the Somerset Road Education Trust: a unique collaborative multi-academy trust, formed in partnership with St Mark’s CofE Junior School and Wyndham Park Infants’ School who share our campus. We also have an offsite vocational centre for our older students. At present the school caters for approximately 152 young people between the ages of 4 and 19 who have PMLD, SLD or Complex Needs. A significant number of students also have a diagnosis of autism.
We are seeking to appoint additional highly motivated, resilient and enthusiastic MDSAs to join our current team of dedicated staff. Previous experience of working with children with additional needs would be an advantage, however is not essential as training will be given.
Main duties will include:
- To prepare tables for the lunch period and set up the equipment needed.
- To support pupils with eating as needed - may require specialist skills e.g. feed through a gastrostomy, training will be given in safe feeding.
- To support pupils in the toilet, which may involve changing nappies, cleaning children who have soiled.
- To support pupils at playtime, which will require skills in supporting play and being aware of vulnerable children, different behavioural approaches etc.
- To use moving and handling techniques with pupils as required.
- To encourage children’s communication and independence e.g. making choices.
If you are interested in this post an application pack can be downloaded from Somerset Road Education Trust website. Alternatively please contact the HR Officer, Tracey Allman, on 01722-420699 or by email. Full contact details can be located within the 'Apply Now' section; please log in or register to view.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
Advertisement closing date: Continuous until the posts are filled
Interview date: To be confirmed
Somerset Road Education Trust (SRET) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.
Exeter House Special School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.