Senior Education Health Care Assistant

Senior Education Health Care Assistant Blackburn, England

Newfield School
Full Time Blackburn, England 23194 - 25878 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Senior Education Health Care Assistants– Grade E - Permanent

33.5 hours per week

£23,194 to £25,878 pro rata salary range

£12.02 to £13.41 per hour

Newfield School is an impressive, well-resourced special school situated in Blackburn, Lancashire providing high quality specialist education, care and therapy for children and young people aged 2 - 19 years with a wide range of learning difficulties including autism, PMLD, SLD, complex medical needs, sensory impairments and physical disabilities.

We are looking to appoint a number of enthusiastic and committed Senior Education Health Care Assistants to join our busy, demanding and rewarding school, starting in October 2023.

Under the direction of teachers and senior staff, you will provide support to individuals and groups of children to access outcomes as outlined in each individual’s Education Health Care Plan.

You will support pupils education, health, medical, physical and general care needs following agreed plans, promote effective communication for all pupils using a range of agreed strategies e.g.: Makaton, PECS, communication aides etc. and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

Whilst we particularly welcome applicants with experience of working with children and young people, it is more important that you have a child centred approach in working with our very special children as a full programme of training and development will be provided.

Please see details of working pattern below to be worked

39 weeks per year during term time including 5 annual professional development full days: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm each day, plus an additional hour to be taken each week agreed with Deputy Headteacher

Actual salary range - £18,155 - £20,256 based on working part time during term time

You will also be required to work until 5 pm on six occasions per year in order to undertake training and meet with your class team – these dates will be planned in advance and you will have plenty of notice.

Find out more about our school by visiting

Completed application forms are returnable to [email protected] or to Recruitment Team, Newfield School, Old Bank Lane, Blackburn BB1 2PW

Closing Date: Wednesday 27th September 2023 at 9am

Selection Process: Wednesday 4th October 2023

Newfield School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure and Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £23,194.00-£25,878.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 27/09/2023
Expected start date: 30/10/2023

Senior Education Health Care Assistant
Newfield School

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