Employment Opportunities

Would you like to join our team? Our staff are the best advert for attracting our future workforce!

Newfield School is developing itself as a model employer and a true centre of excellence to offer integrated services to meet the needs of children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. We believe we can do this by unlocking the potential in our staff.

Please see details below regarding our current job opportunities:

  • Education Health Care Assistants

    Advert Date: Fri 03 August 18 - Closing Date: Thu 30 August 18

    Newfield School is an impressive, well-resourced special school situated in Blackburn, Lancashire providing high quality specialist education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties including autism, PMLD, SLD, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.

    We have been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted (February 2016) – please click here to see our full Ofsted report. In Autumn 2018, under the Leadership and Management of Newfield, we will be opening a new provision for Autism.

    In this period of growth we are looking to appoint a number of enthusiastic and committed Education Health Care Assistants to join our busy, demanding and rewarding school, starting in October 2018.

    Under the direction of teachers and senior staff, you will provide support to individuals and groups of children to access outcomes as outlined in each individual’s Education Health Care Plan.

    You will support pupils education, health, medical, physical and general care needs following agreed plans, promote effective communication for all pupils using a range of agreed strategies e.g.: Makaton, PECS, communication aides etc. and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

    Whilst we particularly welcome applicants with experience of working with children and young people, it is more important that you have a child centred approach in working with our very special children as a full programme of training and development will be provided.

    The working pattern for these posts is as follows, working 39 weeks per year during term time including 5 annual professional development full days:

    Hours per week: 11.5 Hours minimum

    Working Pattern: 11:30am to 1:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11:30am to 3pm on Wednesdays. However please note that these are the minimum contractual hours and there may be an opportunity for additional hours for those who want to work them.

    Actual salary range: £4,528 to £4,814 based on working part time during term time

    You will also be required to work until 5 pm on six occasions per year in order to undertake training and meet with your class team (these dates will be planned in advance and you will have plenty of notice).

    Find out more about our outstanding school by visiting www.newfield.org.uk.

    Completed application forms are returnable to contacthr@newfield.blackburn.sch.uk or to Newfield School, Old Bank Lane, Blackburn BB1 2PW for the attention of Gemma Woods.

    Closing Date: 12 noon on Thursday 30th August 2018

    Selection Process: Wednesday 12th & Friday 14th September 2018

    Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

    This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

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