Location: The Children's Trust
Contract Type: Permanent
Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £22,444 per annum (dependent on experience and inclusive of outer London weighting)
Closing Date: 06 February 2022
Why not make a great decision to join our professional, friendly, dynamic, and supportive team where you have time to provide high quality care.
We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Children Support Assistant’s with varying experience to join our Specialist Centre rated as Outstanding by CQC.
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 work within a Multidisciplinary Team providing a high quality of service to children/young people and their families, ensuring their care, education and therapy needs are met.
Our range of unique services include, neuro-rehabilitation following an acquired brain or spinal injury, step down services for children with complex health needs from hospital to home, short breaks, camps, and clubs for children with complex health needs, day, residential placements for children with complex neurodisability and clinical support for children and their families across the UK.
As you develop within the role, you will have the opportunity to gain your RQF (formerly QCF) qualifications, as well as significant care experience. Along with frequent training and competency days will be provided to support your on-going personal development.
Ideally you will have previous experience of working with children/young people with disabilities and complex health needs. NVQ/RQF level 3 in Health & Social Care is also desirable, but not essential and we will support you in achieving the qualifications expected for these roles.
We offer a ‘Golden Hello’ of £1,000 for newly appointed employees, paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met, further details available on request.
Please visit https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/meet-the-children to learn about the children we are privileged to work with or take a behind the scenes tour with us at “Behind the Scenes Tour at The Children’s Trust”
If you would like to discuss the role please contact the Recruitment & Compliance Team, email: email@example.com
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): Every Tuesday and Thursday morning.
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 work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include: free on-site parking; a staff shuttle service from Coulsdon South train station to Tadworth Court; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.
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.
The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org