Childrens Support Worker

Recruiter
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Stockport
Posted
15 Jun 2019
Closes
17 Jun 2019
Ref
1168758096
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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 'Quality and Safety, Communication, Service' are at the heart of everything we do and come from our 'Your Health. Our Priority' promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

Please read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description, person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to help complete your application.

*1 x full time position available - 37.5hrs per week*

Swanbourne Gardens is a purpose built respite centre, for children with complex health needs and life limiting conditions. Based in a quiet residential area in Stockport, the unit provides short breaks for children in the local area, to allow them time away from their families to be independent and also to give their family a break from their caring roles and responsibilities. The day to day running of the unit is managed by a team of senior paediatric nurses and care is delivered by highly trained support staff.

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. Applicants must be willing to work flexibly across both night and day duty as we provide a service that runs 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Night duty is on a waking basis and paid accordingly.

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 and flexible with both your working days and hours. 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 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 £48.43. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or to arrange an informal meeting, please contact Angela Nicoll, Complex Needs Co-ordinator 0161 477 9556, ( Email address removed )

Occasionally we may need to close a vacancy early if in receipt of a large number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted. Please also note that Stockport NHS FT are unable to refund interview expenses or re-location costs. Stockport NHS FT is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds and we strive to reflect the community we serve in our diverse workforce. Our 'two tick' kite mark guarantees a candidate with a disability, who fulfils the essential criteria, an interview at the Trust. We can make reasonable adjustments, and offer support and advice in a variety of ways on request.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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