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Health and Education Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Nursing - Health and Education Support
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Fixed term: 7 months
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Term time hours
35 hours per week
Job ref
001-ACS221-0722-A
Site
Ely and Caerau Children's Centre
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£21,730 - £23,177 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
10/10/2022 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/ SECONDMENT UNTIL 31ST MARCH 2023 DUE TO FUNDING.

Health & Education Support Worker . (35  hours pw term time only)

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a small team working across the boundaries of health, education and flying start by supporting learners with particular health needs access mainstream education and early year’s provision safely. Through extensive training and ongoing clinical supervision successful candidates will gain the skills and competencies necessary to support a child 1:1 with both their health and their education needs, working in a holistic manner in order that the learner may reach their potential. Furthermore, successful candidates will be supporting the evaluation of the new service to support its development in the future.

It may be necessary to move between sites during the day and successful candidates would need to be able to do this in a timely way.

Successful candidates may come from an education, children's care, health care background as full training will be delivered to meet the need.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

The role involves being part of a small but growing team working across the boundaries of health, education and flying start by supporting learners with particular health needs access mainstream education and early year’s provision safely. Through extensive training and ongoing clinical supervision successful candidates will gain the skills and competencies necessary to support a child 1:1 with both their health and their education needs, working in a holistic manner in order that the learner may reach their potential. Furthermore, successful candidates will be supporting the evaluation of the new service to support its development in the future.

It may be necessary to move between sites during the day and successful candidates would need to be able to do this in a timely way.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

 

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience with children through Health / education / child care
Desirable criteria
  • Health Experience
  • Education Experience
  • Experience of caring for a child/ young person with a tracheostomy.

Clinical skills

Essential criteria
  • clinical caring skills in any area
Desirable criteria
  • Experience with a child requiring additional education support
  • Experience with a child who has a degree of learning difficulties
  • Basic Life Support

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent (NNEB, LSA qualification) or commitment to undertake this as part of the role.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Paula Cooper
Job title
Operational Manager
Email address
paula.cooper2@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02920 716506