Healthcare Assistants (SEN) BLUH68705

Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle
£13,383 - £14,870 per annum plus benefits
01 Aug 2018
29 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Healthcare Assistants (SEN) BLUH68705
Cheadle Hulme, SK8 6RQ
Salary: £13,383 - £14,870 per annum plus benefits

Hours: 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri, 8.30am – 4pm
Type: Permanent, term time only (39 weeks per year)
Holiday Entitlement:  School holidays (Stockport LEA)

Role Summary

They are recruiting for talented Healthcare Assistants to join their specialist SEN College.  Reporting to the College Nurse the roles will work as part of a team providing prescribed care and support to young adults (18-25 years old) with complex health needs.  These roles will be split between the classroom as the healthcare specialist worker and working alongside the Nurses in the medical office.  Some students may present challenging behaviour so candidates should be comfortable working in this type of environment.

So if you are looking for a role where you can make a real difference then they’d like to hear from you!


• 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
• Qualification in a healthcare or nursing discipline preferred but not essential
• Level three diploma in health care assistant or willingness to gain
• A – C grade in GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths
• Previous experience working with children or young adults with learning disabilities and complex communication needs, who can also have complex health and medical needs
• 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 they?

Our client runs an Outstanding (Ofsted) special School and a specialist College together with 17 on-site residential homes for children and young people with complex learning disabilities, physical disabilities and multisensory impairments.

They provide an outstanding care environment that is safeguarded and committed to promoting learning, respect and independence, as well as dignity for all of their students. As part of their safer recruitment policy, successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check (no cost) and full references will be taken.

They value their employees and recognise the need to recruit, retain and develop highly skilled and committed talent who share their vision and values!

They 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

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.