Sacred Heart Primary School, Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9YH

Rehabilitation / Support Assistant

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time

£14.00 per hour

Sacred Heart Primary School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust and you will not be an employee of Newcastle City Council.

Sacred Heart Primary School

Convent Road

Fenham Hall Drive

Newcastle upon Tyne


Telephone: 0191 274 6695.

40 hours per week, term time only.

Fixed Term from November 2021 (or as soon as thereafter).

This is a unique opportunity for a suitably qualified, enthusiastic, and committed rehabilitation / support assistant to work at Sacred Heart Primary School to support a KS2 student with specific needs. The rehabilitation/support assistant will be employed be via the child’s parents and financial deputy at EMG Solicitors and not by the school, working under the guidance of a case manager and therapists to implement therapy programmes to support the child. The rehabilitation/support assistant will work closely with the school team and must support and promote the Catholic ethos of the school.

The successful candidate will;

• Have high standards and expectations in every aspect of school life

• Be an inclusive practitioner who firmly believes that all pupils can succeed

• Have recent experience of working with children SEND

• Be flexible, able to work one to one or with small groups

• Be able to establish and maintain positive relationships with parents and other professionals

• Assist in areas outside of the classroom such as mealtimes and breaktimes

• Actively participate in the planning and implementation of all aspects of the child’s curriculum, including group work, structured/unstructured play, and regular outings with the aim of maximize learning opportunities and social skills wherever possible

• Work under the guidance of therapists to deliver therapy programmes

• Work under the guidance of the school leadership team and class teacher

• Work with the child to practice and reinforce new learning or skills

• Regularly attend multi-disciplinary meetings

• Complete daily record keeping for the case manager and therapy team

• Take preventative measures to ensure that the environment and resources in use are safe and appropriately organized to meet the needs of the child

• Be actively involved in personal development such as on and off-site training, specifically when required to meet the needs of the child, attending regular staff meetings and contribute to reports when necessary

• Become familiar with all aspects of the schools’ routines, methods, equipment and polices to ensure a safe and stable routine for the child

• Behave professionally and always adhere to the rules of confidentiality

• Carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the head teacher and / or case manager.

We can offer:

• Enthusiastic and supportive parents

• Support and supervision from case manager and therapy team

• A friendly and committed team

Visits to school are welcome, please contact the school office to make arrangements.

Application packs are available on the school website at:

Closing date: Noon on Monday 8th November. Interviews: Monday 15th November 2021.

EMG solicitors are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to obtain ‘an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service’. As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

8 November 2021

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