Learning & Health Assistant

(Scale 3/4, £ 15,847 - £ 17,327 per annum, (FTE: £21,591 – £23,607 per annum) )
Location: VPC, Carshalton SM5 2EJ Hours: 29 hours per week, Term Time plus 4 weeks, plus INSET days, 1 year fixed term contract

Closing Date: 08/07/2019

Job Description

Orchard Hill College is a non-residential National Specialist College for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. It is a unique and rewarding place to work and has both a broad range of learners and a dynamic and supportive staff team. We treat our students with the dignity and respect they deserve and provide them with more opportunities than ever before to be part of the local community. We operate out of centres in Carshalton, Beddington, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell Green and Uxbridge and we were graded by Ofsted as Grade 1 (Outstanding) in December 2013.

The College is a busy, vibrant place to work, where our committed workforce is dedicated to empowering and enabling students to achieve.

Please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification – Learning and Health Assistant – JD-PS


Person Specification

We are looking for Learning & Health Assistants to assist in the provision of all health care support for our students to ensure their well-being is maintained at all times.  This will include nutrition and hydration, including gastrostomy management, hygiene and giving learners medication.

You will be operating specialist equipment including hoists and gastrostomy pumps.

You must have an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification in health and social care, and experience of working, caring or voluntary work with people who have disabilities.

You will have excellent communication skills and be able to maintain accurate records and be able to assist our students sensitively and safely.

Application Guidance

Please visit for further information. Please download the application form and send your completed application to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 5pm on Monday 8th July 2019

This college 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.

As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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