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Educare Assistants

01 Jun 2021   |   Wellspring Academy Trust   |   Point 4-6 (FTE - £18,933 to £19,698. Actual £11,806 - £12,283)


Duration of Post Permanent
Work Commitment Term time plus 5 days
Hours 27.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary £18,933 to £19,698 (actual salary £11,806 – £12,283)
Closing Date Wednesday 16th June 2021, 9am
Interview Date w/c Monday 21st June 2021
Applications Please email completed applications to

We are looking for a permanent Educare Assistant to work at the Penny Field School

Penny Field School is a special school for children and young people aged 2-19 with complex educational needs and disabilities.  We are looking to receive applications from dedicated professionals who are passionate about improving the outcomes and life chances of our fantastic students.

Main Duties:

  • To attend to the pupils’ personal and intimate care needs and implement related personal programmes. (including feeding, social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid, and toileting, hydrotherapy/swimming, behaviour and communication and interaction) as required.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and ‘operating readiness’ of changing areas and learning spaces i.e. changing pods, work tops, changing beds, emptying and washing out bins.
  • To be responsible for the general tidiness of specific changing areas.

Our Candidates:

  • We require skilled, enthusiastic people who are willing to learn.
  • You will need to be flexible and adaptable, a good communicator, cheerful, calm and work as part of our team.

In return we will offer: 

  • A commitment to you and your professional development.
  • Strong, supportive leadership and staff.
  • Wonderful pupils who will reward you with many memories that will last throughout your entire career.

For a discussion about the post please contact via email.

Please email completed applications to

Closing date for applications is 9am, Wednesday 16th June, with interviews to be held week commencing  Monday 21st June.

All applicants should complete the Equal Opportunities form. Please click link for further details

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a self-disclosure form. The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. Successful candidates will also be required to undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring services check.

We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

Appointments are made subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, Occupational Health assessment (via completion of health questionnaire if successful) and satisfactory references.

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