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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/07/2020.

Support Worker

Job Reference: 150-KW4488-CSS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Children and Young People's Community Nursing, Snowdrop Trust
Westhampnett Centre, Chichester, West Sussex
£19,737-£21,142 per annum

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Do you enjoy working with children and young people? Do you have experience in working in a community setting?

This post is a Support Worker role within Sussex Community NHS FoundationTrust (SCFT) Children’s Community Nursing Service (CCNS). It is focused on the provision of short breaks/respite to to children with life threatening or life limiting conditions (as defined by “Together for Short Lives”). This will take place within community settings in conjunction with the local children’s charity, The Sussex Snowdrop Trust.

The Sussex Snowdrop Trust was founded in 1993, to help local families cope with the day to day challenges of caring with a child with a life threatening or life limiting illness. Based in Chichester in West Sussex, the integrated Children and Young People's Nursing team with Snowdrop consist of Community Children's Nurses, and a Counsellor and Support Workers.

The Support Worker role will help parents by taking Snowdrop children and their siblings out for various periods of time, or by looking after children in their own homes so that parents can have some time for other children, or even themselves.

The Support Worker will also offer clinical and administrative support where needed to the CYP Nursing team, in order to provide holistic and quality care to all children on the caseload. Currently the integrated team work over a seven day period.

As a team we believe that children and young people have the right to be cared for at home wherever possible. This is best achieved through excellent partnership working with the child or young person, and their families or carer. The Support Worker will play an integral role in this vision.

You must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car. 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Lorraine Watling - Team Lead

01243 793619

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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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