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Care Enabler - Castle Wood School

What is the job role?

Castle Wood School is seeking 2 Grade 3 Care Enablers to work 9.15 am to 2.45 pm Monday to Friday.


Personal care enablers are appointed to promote children’s welfare over the whole age range as part of a team under the general direction of the Class Teacher.  The general duties will be to assist pupils with their day-to-day personal care needs, physical, personal independence skills and alongside other staff team members and professionals support the delivery of communication and cognition for pupils.


Main duties include:

• Assisting pupils in implementing personal care programmes during the school day, specifically in relation to practical support for:

•  personal hygiene

•  toileting and continence training

•  eating and drinking

•  Supporting delivery of teaching and learning for communication and cognition.

• Provide practical assistance in relation to other identified physical needs e.g. toileting, dressing, grooming and meal times.

• Provide personal assistance to identified pupils in physical/practical activities e.g. physical education, cookery, school visits, therapeutic treatments organised by the school etc

• Keeping records related to personal care in conjunction with the school procedures.

• Maintenance and cleaning of personal care equipment and materials, clothing etc.  Maintenance of toiletry supplies. 


The successful candidate will have a positive attitude, work well under direction, and be a team player.  You will also be adaptable and enthusiastic with a positive attitude. 

In addition, you will have:

• Understanding and experience of implementing basic care tasks, i.e. bathing, toileting, feeding and care.

• The ability to communicate clearly and in a variety of forms with a range of pupils and adults

• The ability to work as a member of a team and foster positive relationships with a range of other professionals

• The ability to accept supervision and respond to instructions, guidance and feedback from others

• Commitment to maintain confidentiality on all school matters

• Self-motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to the required timescales and quality standards

• The ability to manage sensitively the personal care of pupils

• Previous experience in a care enabler role or similar role is preferred

• Educational NVQ1 Care or working towards this qualification is desirable


Application forms and relevant documents are available to be downloaded below.

Please return completed forms to Sandra Docherty


Please note that if you are not contacted by this date then your application will have been unsuccessful in this instance. Previous applicants need not reapply. 


Closing date: Thursday 8th December 2022

Interview date: W/c Monday 12th December 2022

Any offer of employment to the above post will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Coventry City Council

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