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Health Care Assistant

NHS AfC: Band 3

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health care assistant
NHS AfC: Band 3
Fixed term contract until July 30, 2020
37.5 hours term time only (.84 WTE)
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Richard Cloudesley Secondary School
£18,813 - £20,795 Per Annum Plus HCAS
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BAND 3 Health Care Assistant

0.84 WTE (31.5 hours per week, term time only)

Fixed Term Contract ending July 30, 2020.

Islington Additional Needs and Disability Team (IANDS) is a multidisciplinary service for children and young people 0-19. We are seeking a Band 3 Health Care Assistant/ Therapy Assistant to join our team. The successful applicant will work primarily across Richard Cloudesley Primary and Secondary school sites in Islington. Richard Cloudesley is an outstanding school for children and young people with educationally significant physical disabilities. You may also have the opportunity to support the wider Islington IANDS team special schools team which includes Bridge Academy and Samuel Rhodes school.

Your primary role will be assisting the school nursing team in the effective delivery of individualised support and care for children attending schools. Clinical responsibilities will include daily feeds via special feeding tubes (Nasogastric and Gastrostomy), giving medication and supporting with health care plans, including epilepsy plans. You will also assist with suctioning, tracheostomy care, and other relevant health care activities.

You will work alongside a team of experienced health care assistants, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and full training and support will be provided by a School Nurse.

This post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. Please apply early as applications will close once sufficient numbers have applied.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Christine Hale, Team Leader (, 0207 445 8208, or Anna Howard-Price ( if you have any questions or would like to discuss the role.