Domestic Assistant

Job Title:               Domestic Assistant

Location:               Wetheringsett Manor School, Stowmarket, Suffolk.

Salary:                    £10 per hour

Hours:                    Part Time, 6 hours per week

Contract:               Permanent, Term Time only

Can you enrich the lives of young people as a Domestic Assistant?

We are looking for responsible, caring Domestic Assistant to join our fantastic team at Wetheringsett Manor School in Wetheringsett, Stowmarket. As Domestic Assistant, you will help support our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring our facilities are well prepared to keep them comfortable and healthy.

This is a great opportunity to work as part of a team committed to helping children with varied and complex needs.

About the School

Wetheringsett Manor School is a new independent day SEMH School for up to 66 pupils aged 11-19. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life.

Wetheringsett Manor School site is currently going through significant refurbishment and is based in Suffolk, East Anglia. The Manor House is located in 17 acres of parkland with wooded boundaries and sits on the edge of the village of Wetheringsett. The accommodation also provides several other buildings including a converted stable block, a cottage and two industrial units.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them both academically and socially to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

About the Group

We are part of Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

About the Role

Are you looking to start a career in education? Do you want to make an invaluable difference to young people with special educational needs? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our supportive environment at Wetheringsett Manor School.

Our Domestic Assistant’s carry out an essential role to maintain the standards of cleanliness required by the children and young people in our care. You will take pride in ensuring domestic duties including vacuuming, mopping, rubbish removal, dusting and cleaning are carried out to the highest standards.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Domestic Assistant who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Previous experience in a similar setting would be great but isn’t essential as full training will be given, and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

These roles are ideal for people working in customer facing industries including retail, hospitality, and leisure, looking for a new role that makes a real difference to children’s lives and futures.

You will be quality focused, efficient, able to work at pace, and motivated to help us provide a safe, caring environment where every child can thrive.

Who we are looking for?

As a dedicated Special Educational Needs school, we require a person who has a clear motivation for working with young people with complex needs. We do not necessarily require you to be experienced as full training and support will be provided. However, you will need to be compassionate, enthusiastic, reliable and resilient. The ideal candidate should work well within a team, be able to organise and plan a workload and communicate effectively.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide a safe, caring and healthy environment where the children can thrive and develop their independence
  • Promote and celebrate diversity
  • Safeguard all children and support them with their individual and personal needs
  • Support and facilitate the learning of students
  • To follow school policy and procedures for recording and reporting

Please see the Job description for further responsibilities.

Why work for us?

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team
  • Continuous professional development and training
  • Internal Promotion
  •  “Your Wellbeing Matters” – The ability to speak to a councillor for support regarding your mental health.
  • Employee Rewards Hub – An app which offers high-street discounts, hints and tips.

The position is due to commence as soon as possible (subject to approved reference/DBS checks).  If you have any further queries regarding how to apply please contact the recruitment team on 01204 558055 or email us at recruitment@acorncare.co.uk 

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check