Children's Support Assistant

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent

Specific Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £18,525 - £24,785 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing Date: 20 June 2021

Children's Support Assistant

We are looking for enthusiastic and passionate Children Support Assistant’s with varying experience to join our Specialist Centre rated as Outstanding in care by CQC to fill future vacancies.

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 & therapy needs are met.

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.   

As you develop within the role, you will have the opportunity to gain your RQF (formerly QCF) qualifications, as well as significant care experience that will be rewarded with incremental salary increases, up to a maximum of £24,299 per annum (plus enhancements).  Additionally, 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.  

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.

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: free on-site parking; 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. 

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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