Senior Health Care Assistant – Beaconsfield

(Scale 5/6 - £21,687 - £25,464 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE salary £24,691 - £28,991 per annum))
Location: New Malden, Surrey, KT3 Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time plus 4 weeks including INSET and Training days (45.8 weeks per year)

Closing Date: 01/04/2021

Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Health Care Assistant to provide an effective level of support and healthcare to our students. This will include pushing wheelchairs, operating hoists and other manual handling equipment, accessing the community including hydrotherapy. You will need to assist students with nutrition and hydration needs including administration of gastrostomy feeds and give student medication. You will also be required to write care plans, feed regimes and risk assessments.

Senior Health Assistant – Job Description_Person Specification

Person Specification

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 must be able to demonstrate a solid knowledge of safeguarding, have excellent communication and organisational skills, be a team player and be able to assist our students sensitively and safely.

Further Information

Orchard Hill College is a non-residential National Specialist College for adults with Special Educational Needs 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, New Malden, Wandsworth, Camberwell Green and Uxbridge. Ofsted awarded us Grade 1 (Outstanding) in December 2013 and we maintained this grade in November 2019.

We can offer you:

Competitive pension scheme (LGPS)

25 days annual leave

A supportive team

Perkbox benefits package offering numerous discounts across stores, gyms, supermarket discounts, as well as supporting staff with their financial, physical and emotional well-being

Application Guidance

To apply, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 12 noon 1st April 2021

Interview Date: 21st April 2021

Orchard Hill College Academy Trust 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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