Bank Children's Support Assistant

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Bank

Specific Hours: 0

Salary: £9.50 - £10.35 (dependent on experience)

Closing Date: 20 June 2021

Bank Children's Support Assistant

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to work in a Specialist Centre where you have time to provide high quality care?

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Children’s Support Assistants to join our Bank Care Service. 

Joining our Bank Team is a great way to gain clinical skills while working in a flexible way to suit your lifestyle.

Our ambition is for all children with brain injury and neurodisability to have the opportunity to live the best life possible. Operating within our existing shift patterns, which includes rotational day, evening and night shifts, you will provide an outstanding service to the children and families we support.

You will be based in any one of our unique services: Intensive Rehabilitation, Step down from Hospital to Home, Continuing Care, Long-Term Ventilation and Short Breaks or in one of our Residential Houses attached to The Children’s Trust School.

Operating within our existing shift patterns, which includes rotational day, evening and night shifts, you will work within a Multidisciplinary Team providing a high quality of care to children/young people and their families, ensuring their care, education & therapy needs are met.

Adapting to each service, and maintaining your professional skillset and availability for The Children’s Trust will be key to this role.

As part of our on-boarding process you will work 3 shadow shifts working alongside a buddy in different areas, such as rehabilitation, school and short break houses.  You would be expected to complete these shifts within 6 weeks of your Induction. 

It is desirable that you hold the Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 3 (Residential Childcare) to work within a Bank capacity within The Children’s Trust.  The QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care will be considered.

Please visit https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/meet-the-children to learn about the wonderful children we are privileged to work with. 

If you would like to discuss the role please contact the Recruitment & Compliance Team, email: recruitment@thechildrenstrust.org.uk

Please note that our early shift commences at 7am and you will need to be available to fulfil this shift in order to be successfully shortlisted.  Please also note public transport is limited for certain shifts and this will need to be considered when applying.

Interview Date(s):   Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

Strictly no agencies please.

The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service. 

Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton and Epsom.

The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts at The Children's Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  If you are applying to The Children's Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly. 

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/about/statement-equity-diversity-Inclusion

PLEASE NOTE: The Children's Trust Application Form must be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered.  As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process. 

For a candidate briefing pack including job description and person specification please email recruitment@thechildrenstrust.org.uk   

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