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Health Care Assistant - Foundation Specialist School

Job Ref: HCADA02
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • currency-icon £9.00 - £13.00 per hour

Job Description

To support the nursing team with their duties that enable students with complex disabilities to engage with their normal day to day activities. This includes carrying out clinical interventions, recognising when a student becomes unwell and reporting to the registered nurses.

There is also an element of social care whereby you will be responsible for working alongside students in their bungalows and supporting the students in all aspects of daily living including personal care. 

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. To deliver high quality clinical care to all students at valence school.  You will be required to learn how to safely administer medication and document according to NMC guidelines. 
  2. You will be required to assess an unwell student and take vital signs and report your findings to the registered nurse. 
  3. You will be required to administer enteral feeds safely and be able to trouble shoot any problems arising from this. 
  4. You will be responsible for maintaining stock of medication, reordering medication and rotating stock. 
  5. You will be required to learn clinical skills such as suction, cough assist, female catheterisation, diabetes care, tracheostomy care, and first aid.  This list is not exhaustive and there may be times that you are required to learn additional clinical skills. You will be taught the necessary skills and are expected to pass your competencies within a 6 month time frame. 
  6. To work within a multi-disciplinary team and have insight into each discipline’s field of work.   
  7. To support students within the learning environments in order to promote named student’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development.
  8. To promote a caring environment and the provision of a high standard of personal care including mealtime assistance.
  9. To work with students on an individual basis who require one to one assistance due to their medical needs.
  10. You will have excellent communication skills and establish a good rapport with the students, their parents and your colleagues. You will also act in a friendly but professional manner and understand the boundaries that are set out when working with young people.
  11. To maintain high standards of safety and observe good practice in relation to health and safety issues.
  12. To be aware of and pro-actively observe all school policies.
  13. To have an up to date knowledge of the school’s safeguarding and whistleblowing policy and know how to raise concerns about students and/or colleagues.
  14. To appropriately use the recording and reporting processes whenever appropriate.
  15. The role will include a substantial amount of moving and handling.
  16. To study towards the completion of the Children’s Workforce Diploma at Level 3, if applicable. This will include some study outside working hours.
  17. The list is not exhaustive and may include additional comparable tasks as agreed from time to time with line manager.

Apply ASAP for interview!

Your application will be passed onto the client and if we do not contact you directly, your application was unsuccessful on this occasion.

Alternatively if you know someone else that may be looking for work within SEN, we offer £130 referral bonus to anyone that gets placed by ourselves for 30 days or more.

TLTP Group is an Equal Opportunities employer. Subject to observance of all UK and EU current legislation we shall not discriminate to exclude individuals on the grounds of age, race, colour, gender (birth or reassigned), sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief, marital status, ethnic or national origin, health, pregnancy, childcare responsibilities or criminal records. Candidates from such groups are actively encouraged to apply.