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Complex Needs Care Assistant (SEN Setting)

Job Description

Dunbar Education is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Complex Needs Care Assistant to join our team in Milton Keynes. This role will involve supporting children with complex needs in a Special Educational Needs (SEN) setting. If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of children and have experience working with individuals with special needs, we would love to hear from you.


  • Provide one-to-one support to students with complex needs, ensuring their safety, well-being, and personal development.
  • Assist with personal care tasks, including feeding, dressing, and toileting, as required by the individual needs of each student.
  • Implement personalised education and therapy plans under the guidance of the SEN Teacher or SEN Coordinator.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment for students with complex needs.
  • Encourage and facilitate social interaction and engagement among students.
  • Monitor and record student progress and behavior, reporting any concerns or achievements to the appropriate staff members.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as therapists and healthcare providers, to ensure holistic care and support for students.
  • Participate in training sessions and professional development activities to enhance your skills and knowledge in working with complex needs students.


  • Previous experience working in a similar role, preferably within a SEN setting.
  • A genuine passion for supporting and nurturing children with complex needs.
  • Understanding of the challenges faced by individuals with complex needs and the ability to provide appropriate care and support.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively interact with students, parents, and other professionals.
  • Patience, empathy, and resilience when dealing with challenging situations.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Basic knowledge of relevant health and safety regulations.
  • A valid DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance or willingness to obtain one.

Join our team and become part of a rewarding and fulfilling journey as a Complex Needs Care Assistant. We offer a competitive salary, ongoing professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this position.

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