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Job summary

Main area
paediatrics complex needs
Grade
3
Contract
Fixed term: 12 months (full shift pattern)
Hours
Full time: 30 hours per week (full shift pattern including nights and weekends)
Job ref
362-A-20-2721425
Employer
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Swanbourne Gardens
Town
Stockport
Salary
£19,737 - £21,142 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/01/2021 23:59

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Children's Support Worker

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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen’ are at the heart of everything we do, and come from our promise:  ‘Making a difference every day.’ They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

We Care

About each other

Our patients and their families

The communities we serve

The environment

We support them and deliver on their promises

We Respect

Each other

Our patients and their families

Our partners

We are kind and helpful, and we expect the same in return

We Listen to

Each other

Our patients and their families

Our partners

We act and learn from what we hear


 

Job overview

*1 x 35 hr term time only position available*

The children’s continuing care team are looking for some motivated and dynamic support staff to provide 1-1 care for children with complex health needs, within the school setting. The successful candidates will be expected to work 0830-1530 Monday – Friday during term time only.

Your working day will start at the child’s own home, where you will be responsible for escorting them to school, on school transport. Once at school you will be expected to manage and carry out any health interventions that the child may require, there is a school nurse on site at all times for assistance if needed. In addition to this you will be expected to support the child to access their educational curriculum helping them to fulfil their potential.

Main duties of the job

The 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 and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful, this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary. In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

For more information or to arrange an informal meeting, please contact Helen Hyde, Team Leader for Continuing Care on 0161 477 9556 natalie.plimmer@stockport.nhs.uk or Angela Nicoll, Complex Needs Co-ordinator 0161 477 9556, angela.nicoll@stockport.nhs.uk

Working for our organisation

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services for children and adults across Stockport and the High Peak, as well as community health services for Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. Stepping Hill Hospital treats over 500,000 patients per year and community health services are run across 24 sites in Stockport and 17 sites in Tameside and Glossop.

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focussed workforce.

We are constantly improving how we work with staff and this is reflected in the awards we have been awarded, which can be viewed on our website.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

These children are often severely disabled and are dependant on technology for their well being - full training and support to care for these children is given on starting the post and updated at regular intervals during the year.

An ideal applicant has significant experience in looking after children and preferably children with additional or special needs, you must be willing and able to learn new skills. You will be joining a growing team of Support Workers and will have every opportunity to learn and be supported in gaining experience and knowledge in caring for these children.

The post holder will start their day at the identified child’s own home at 0830. You will be expected to escort the child into school on school transport and remain with them throughout the school day providing specialised 1-1 support in the classroom. The working day will finish at 1530 after the post holder has escorted the child back home on school transport.

 

The children that you will be supporting have complex health needs, and require bespoke and individualised plans of care. A robust training programme will be offered to the successful applicant to ensure that they have the skills required to maintain the child’s safety and welfare.

 

Although based in one of Stockport’s special schools, the post holder will be managed and report directly to the children’s continuing care team leader based at Swanbourne Gardens.

 

The successful applicant needs experience of caring for children in a working capacity, preferably with those children who have complex health and additional needs. The successful applicant must also be able to ‘think outside the box’ to enable the children they support to achieve set targets and goals, and also make the school day enjoyable whilst maintaining safety at all times.

Person specification

qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent, Nursery Nurse or Child care course(E)
Desirable criteria
  • Computer literate (E)

experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience working with children and young people.(E)
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with children with special needs.

skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills (E)
Desirable criteria
  • Good written communication skills – able to report observations in writing.

work related

Essential criteria
  • Team player
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to work in emotionally difficult circumstances
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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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Natalie Plimmer
Job title
Team Leader - special school nursing team
Email address
natalie.plimmer@stockport.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01614779556