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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/05/2021.

Senior Clinical Support Worker

Job Reference: 425-A-21-52046

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Helena Nursing Team and Ryegate House
£19,737 to £21,142 per annum

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Helena Specialist Nursing Team & Ryegate House


37.5 hours per week covering a 7 day a week service

Working both days and night shifts

Full time/part time hours

Permanent position


Are you a clinical support worker currently looking for a challenging new experience within the area of paediatrics and looking to gain experience in the community setting then this job may appeal to you.

The Helena Specialist Nursing Team & Ryegate House are looking for Band 3 clinical support workers to join their team which provides respite, continuing care and palliative care provision in a variety of settings which include the child and families own home, school and Ryegate house respite unit.

The service aims is to provide excellent clinical care and support to children and their families suffering from complex health needs. The successful candidates are expected to work across all settings with the aim of meeting their health needs to ensure they remain safe while accessing both respite and school. A driving license and access to a car is essential.

As a band 3 clinical support worker working within the service you will need enthusiasm, motivation, ability to work both within a team but also autonomously, and have a commitment to providing a high standard of clinical practice and care to our patients. As a clinical support worker within the team you will care for patients with a range of different health needs, which includes long term ventilation, tracheostomy care, seizure management and feeding via NG or gastrostomy.

As a new member to our team we offer a period of preceptorship and supervision to allow you to complete the various competences and skills required to care safely for our children out in the community.

The Team are looking for band 3 clinical support workers who maintain professionalism and who take pride in the care they give to the patients and their families, as well as being dedicated to their own personal and professional development and the development of the service.

For more information please contact Sally Bolsover, Community Lead Nurse.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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