Healthcare Assistant, Royal College (INTERNAL APPLICATIONS ONLY)
Salary: £13,383 - £14,870 plus benefits
Hours: 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 4pm
Type: Permanent, term time only (39 weeks per year)
Holiday Entitlement: Term time only
Closing date: Friday 9th February
We are recruiting for a talented Healthcare Assistant to join our Education Dept.
The role will work as part of a team providing prescribed care and support to children and young people with complex health needs as set out in the Contract of Employment under the reasonable direction of the School/College Nurse and to undertake the particular duties related to this post as outlined below. This role will be a split role between the classroom and working alongside the Nurses.
- Previous experience of working with children and young people with learning disabilities and complex communication needs who can also have complex health and medical needs
Education and training
- Level 3 diploma in health and social care/supporting learning
- Level diploma in health care assistant or willingness to gain
- A – C grade in GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths
- British Sign Language Stage 1 or commitment to complete this qualification
Key Skills, ability and knowledge
• Excellent interpersonal skills able to build positive relationships with students, families, managers and staff
• Excellent written and IT skills
• Knowledge and understanding of Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults.
• Ability to work upon own initiative within agreed parameters of the role
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Ability to handle sensitive situations and issues professionally
• Good problem solving skills
• Demonstrate consistency and commitment to supporting children and young person with complex needs
• Good team working
• A good understanding of confidentiality in relation to health and medical issues
Who are we?
Seashell Trust runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School and specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.
We provide an outstanding care environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of our students.
As part of our safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.
We value our employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share our vision and values!
We value diversity and are committed to equal opportunities. Disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria on the person specification will be guaranteed an interview.
This charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment