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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/12/2020.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 301-SB-20-102646

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire Special Needs School Nursing Team
South Staffordshire
19,737- £21,142

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

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Band 3 Health Care Support Worker/ Team Administrator


South Staffordshire


37.5 Hours Term Time Only


£19,737- £21,142 pro rata per annum


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a health care support worker/ team administrator to join our Special Needs School Nursing Team in Staffordshire.


The team provides care for pupils with a wide range of learning disabilities, physical disabilities and neurological conditions within a Special Needs School setting. Working as a member of a friendly, highly skilled team you will have the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children and young people who have special needs and their families. You will be instrumental in realising our vision to constantly strive to improve the healthcare provision within the special schools and be an integral part of the Special School Nursing Team to enable these children to fully access education and so reach their full potential


The successful applicant will be based in Burton-on-Trent primarily working across the Lichfield, Tamworth, Cannock and Wombourne area with occasional cover in the North of Staffordshire. You will work with the nursing team to provide support to children and young people in the special schools, undertake general office duties and assist with administration to support the teams where required

We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative individual who possesses excellent communication skills. The candidate will have to be able to prioritise and organise their own workload without supervision and work well as part of a team to ensure that a highly confidential, efficient, quality service is provided. You need to be flexible and respond positively to changes in allocated work and deadlines at short notice.

If you have experience of working with children and young people and have knowledge of various IT packages we would like to hear from you.

A reliable method of transport to travel between sites as required is essential for this post


An Enhanced DBS will be required for these posts.


For further information or to arrange a visit please contact

Pam Simkin- Special Needs School Nurse Team Leader South Staffordshire

Tel 07811 487443. E mail

Catherine Mitchell - Special Needs School Nurse Team Leader North Staffordshire

Tel 07811 487348. Email


Closing Date: 11th December 2020

Interview Dates: 8th January 2021

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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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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