Rainbow Trust

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides emotional and practical support for families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. We are a Sunday Times Top 100 Not-For-Profit organisation who have secured a contract to provide continuing care services and are now looking to appoint a bank of Specialist Paediatric Workers to provide care to individual children and young people with complex health needs in their own homes.

We have a number of opportunities for qualified child health or social care professionals to work in partnership with the child and family, demonstrating sensitivity to the child’s needs at all times by promoting comfort, dignity, privacy and quality of life. Your conscientious and disciplined attitude to producing high quality work will enable you to work within the guidelines of the child/young person’s personalised care plan. Reporting to the Continuing Care Services Manager out of our Cumbria team base, you will consistently undertake a wide range of specified duties relating to the care and personal needs of the child/young person following appropriate training and assessment of competency.

Working in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team and other agencies you will promote and sustain a suitable environment in which the child feels safe and comfortable. Practised in safeguarding, information sharing and the rules around data protection you co-operatively develop harmonious working relationships referring information when appropriate. As a specialist carer, you are sensitive to understanding the effects of living with a life limited/threatened child/young person.

Tactful and considerate, you thrive helping others and working in a supportive team. Having provided sustained total care for a child/young person with complex needs or a disability, you are patient with repetitive routines, completing one task at a time to ensure error-free work. An outgoing and friendly communicator, you understand the importance of appropriate play and activities and will organise recreational outings for the child/young person.

You understand, through providing services in a health, social care, youth or educational setting, that adhering to established procedures and standards, is essential. Applications will be welcome from those who have an NVQ level 3 (in Health & Social Care or Childcare) and a nursery nurse qualification or equivalent. Your commitment to your own continuing professional development to increase your competency and expertise will support your detailed and accurate approach.

You must be physically fit to enable you to move a child/young person with hoisting equipment and available to work shifts during the day, evening, weekends and nights. A full driving licence and access to a car is also essential.

Interviews will take place at our Cumbria Team Office in Kendal on a rolling basis. We will only contact those successful applicants.

Your completed application form should be sent to recruitment@rainbowtrust.org.uk

An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for this post.

Rainbow Trust is an equal opportunities employer and a Best Companies One-Star rated organisation.