Healthcare Assistant

Portishead, City of Bristol
10 Oct 2017
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Healthcare Assistant

Salary £20,661 - £23,398  Per annum, Pro-rata

Actual Salary £7,744
Temporary until 20th July 2018, Term time only
16 hours/week (Mon – Thurs 10.30am – 1pm / Fri 10.30am – 2.30pm)

Plus Contributory Pension

The School

Gordano School is part of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership (multi-academy trust). We have a reputation for success that is based on excellent teaching and high standards. We are proud to be a comprehensive school and value the success and achievement of every one of our pupils. We are a proud member of the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and were designated as a National Teaching School in September 2013. In April 2012 Gordano was judged to be Outstanding in all categories in an Ofsted inspection. In 2016 Progress 8 stood at 0.3 and the school was in the top 20% in almost all progress and attainment categories in FFT dashboard.

The Role
Gordano School is seeking to appoint, as soon as possible, a well-organised & enthusiastic individual to support a student with an identified physical disability and an Education, Health and Care plan. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of specialist SEND Student Support workers, to support a highly motivated young person to become more self-sufficient and independent as a learner and as a young adult. The role is a critical element in our support plan, which comprises of working closely with the young person to develop appropriate ICT skills and access to appropriate resources, which will enable independence and higher self-esteem as the student moves into Key Stage 4. It also includes support for life skills, social skills and personal care skills. All of this will be guided by the multi-professional team who support the young person. This role will have a central role in helping us assess how best to support the young person over the coming year.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

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Closing Date: 9am Friday 27th October 2017

Interviews: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.


Early applications are encouraged. Gordano School reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of the advertisement, should the School be able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.