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Children's Support Worker - The Lifetime Service

Job Reference: 083-SIR1659

Sirona care and health CIC
Across South Gloucestershire, Bristol & North Somerset
AfC Band 2: £18,546 rising to £19, 918 per annum

We are Sirona care & health, a Community Interest Company committed to providing local communities with a range of high quality specialist health care services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. For us, it’s about the personal approach; we take pride in what we do and deliver the high standard of care that we’d expect for ourselves and our families.

In return we offer NHS Agenda for Change benefits including generous holiday entitlement, paid enhancements for bank holiday/night working, and the NHS pension scheme, a planned induction program, extensive learning and development opportunities, health and wellbeing programmes, flexible working patterns, staff excellence awards, in-house physiotherapy support and more!

We recognise that flexible working can enable everyone to work successfully, happily and productively to the benefit of both the organisation and the person. Having a good work/life balance makes an important contribution to your health and wellbeing. At Sirona care & health we offer a range of flexible working options. Not all will be suitable in every job, and we aim to make the available options clear when you apply for a job. If the option you would like is not listed, please talk to us about the flexibility you would like us to consider.

Please note: If you work in a role that could require you to either be based in a care home setting or to carry out tasks in a care home setting, you will need to have received both doses of an approved Covid vaccine prior to joining the organisation.

Are you interested in working with children?

Are you a caring and compassionate person?

Are you eager to experience a rewarding role as a health support worker, caring for children with complex health care needs?

Join our team at Lifetime.

Lifetime are a team of Community Children’s Nurses, Psychologists and Support Workers working within the community for children with life limiting conditions.

We are looking for resilient, highly motivated, adaptable people who will enjoy the unique challenges of caring for children in their own homes across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area.

Lifetime work closely within multi-professional teams to support families to care for their children at home. Support workers receive comprehensive training to meet the child’s health care needs following a child’s care plan. Training and care plans are provided by a team of Community Children’s Nurses.

Previous experience in caring for children with healthcare needs is desirable, demonstrating a willingness to learn is essential.

We are currently recruiting for night shifts, which are 10pm until 7am

You will need to be fully mobile, having a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Basic levels of English and Maths (GCSE level) are required for this role. Basic IT understanding and able to communicate via email is required for this role

You will receive comprehensive training whilst undergoing competency based assessments. There are professional development opportunities for the right candidate.

The minimum contractual hours will be 18 hours per week (2 Nights) – however up to full time hours are available (27 or 36 hours).

For more information, please see the attached Job Description.

For general recruitment enquiries please email or call 03001245444.

Sirona care and health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, and sharing information appropriately. Sirona is committed to safe recruitment practice and any appointment will be subject to satisfactory clearance appropriate to the post.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. Sirona care and health is a Disability Confident Employer.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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