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Valence School

Health Care Assistant 1:1


Part Time - Term Time Only

35 hours per week - 8.45am to 4.15pm

£18,282 gross p.a. - £11.50 per hour

PLUS a 'golden hello' payment of £1,000*

(39 working weeks and 6.4 weeks paid holiday)

Generous pension, retail discounts, well-being sessions, free on site parking

Join our friendly staff team in the picturesque setting of Valence School, located in Westerham, Kent.  Valence School is a Kent County Council Foundation residential and day Special School for students from age 4 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning difficulties. We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT) and have a large, dedicated staff team of over 200 people providing specialist teaching, social care, therapies and nursing care to an exceptionally high standard.

As a One-to-One Healthcare Assistant you will support the nursing team with their duties to 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.  Training in all the relevant medical skills and procedures will be provided. This is a great opportunity for someone to gain a step into nursing!

Experience of complex physical and medical needs is desirable along with a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools/Residential Childcare, alternatively support will be given to achieve this.  We offer a supportive, friendly working environment in a country school setting along with continuous training opportunities.  You will have the chance to make a real and positive impact on the lives of our fantastic students.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form.

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have any questions please contact the HR team :

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We value diversity and promote equality for all.

References will be taken up before interview and online checks undertaken for shortlisted candidates.  The successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check (this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act).  

*Terms & Conditions apply