In addition, working closely with the school nurse, you will be required to ensure that care plans (provided by the School Nurse) are implemented across the school, and be able to respond to pupil medical needs and conditions, and first aid requirements (with training). This will include;
– administering of medication, including emergency medication for seizure management or severe allergy/anaphylaxis
– administering enteral feeds
– supporting children with breathing difficulties including administering oxygen.
As a Special Support Assistant, you will need experience and a willigness to manage children with ASD (both verbal and lower functioning) and SLCN, and have experience of developing and nurturing the play skills of young children, as well as identifying next learning steps.
You will also have the experience and knowledge to supervise/advise staff on care plans and medical needs in the absence of the School Nurse.
The successful candidate will need to have significant medical experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to have an awareness of and to work in accordance with OHCAT policy, with particular attention to the following policies:
– Supporting pupils in school with medical conditions
– Delegation of duty
– Safeguarding and Child Protection
– Health and Safety
– Infection Control
– Health and Wellbeing
You will have a genuine commitment to the education and development of young people with SEN is paramount.
The Link caters for pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties, many of whom are on the autistic spectrum. Abilities are wide ranging, varying from pupils who meet cognitive milestones to pupils with complex needs. A belief in person centred teaching is a priority.
Further details and how to apply
To apply for this role please send us your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that CV applications will not be considered.
Orchard Hill College and 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.
Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 2nd July 2018
Interview date: Friday 6th July 2018