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Specialist School Nurse- Community Children Nursing Service (Integrated Service for Children with Disabilities)
Salary Details: AfC Spinal point 35 – 38 (£33,282 - £35,991)
Appointment Type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time
Team: Protection and Early Help Services

About the role
The Community Children’s Nursing Service forms part of the health funded provision, with the therapy team, paediatricians and clinical psychologists within the Integrated Disabled Children’s Service, based at the Moor Lane Centre in Chessington. 

The health teams work alongside social care colleagues, family support workers, participation and short breaks providers in offering to services from a co-located specialist centre. There are excellent joint working practices in place.  

About us
We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.   

About you
The post holder will provide a high standard of nursing care for pupils with complex health needs and learning disabilities in multiple locations (Moor Lane Centre, Bedelsford and Dysart Special Schools in Kingston)The post holder will provide care in liaison with education, health, social services and voluntary organisations.

The nurse will work in partnership with parents, teachers and therapists in the best interest of the child or young person’s development.

The nursing team is a supportive, dynamic and innovative team and there are excellent opportunities for professional development and joint working. 

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:
Joan Myers - Associate Director for Health Services & Chief Nurse. Email joan.myers@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services

The successful candidate will have access to;
  • Generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support 
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post 
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
You will find out more about our organisation at https://www.achievingforchildren.org.uk/ 

How to apply
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing date: 21 August 2018
Interviews: 5 September 2018 and 10 September 2018 

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