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Healthcare Assistant

Acorn Park SchoolNorfolk

Health Care Assistant

Hours:  37.5 hours per week

Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays per annum (52 week)

Salary: £22,000


Are you excited by working during times of transformative change?

Do you want to be part of a developing Clinical Services/Regional Well-Being Hub supporting specialist schools and residential homes?

Do you want to make a significant difference to a varied and professionally challenging group of children and young people?

Do you want to create a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children and young people with complex needs?

Are you interested in and experienced in the field of working with the challenges associated with ASD, complex needs and early developmental trauma related needs?

If so we have the role for you!

We’re looking for a Health Care Assistant to join Outcomes First Group.

Situated at Acorn Park School, the post holder will provide a range of duties relating to the medical and therapeutic needs of the children, young people and families/carers in the OFG services that fall within the East Anglia Wellbeing & Clinical Team.

Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About the Group

We are part of Outcomes First Group and Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.


About the role and what we are looking for

The Health Care Assistant is an exciting new role and we are looking for a committed and enthusiastic clinician excited by working within times of transformative change. You will be located within Acorn Park School, and will be part of the Therapy and Well Being Team.

The post-holder will work within the overall framework of the service policies and procedures and support the integration of their specific service in the day to day running of the provision and in line with the Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) for our young people as required.

The post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing services of, but not limited to - Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational and Sensory Integration Therapy, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, Therapy Assistants and other appropriate professions as the allocated services require to meet the needs of children and young people.

Essential Criteria (for a full list of essential and desirable criteria, please see the job description)

  • Relevant  healthcare experience
  • Able to work well within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge/experience of working with children and young people with autism and/or mental health conditions and/or severe learning difficulties
  • Ability to inspire hope, support change and make a difference


Why work for us

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Access to an allocated budget assigned for continuous professional development, training and on costs for a clear career path
  • Supportive team environment
  • Well-resourced provision
  • Ongoing funded clinical supervision/Licence

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact Elizabeth Hart Psychological Therapy Lead–  Please contact Dr. Leanne Johnson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Regional Head of Children’s Clinical Services to find out more about Clinical Services within Outcomes First Group;

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for


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