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Family Support Worker

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Family Support / Nursery Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 4
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1st Floor , Waterside
Sale - Trafford
£19,409 - £22,683
25/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Interviews to be held 7th March 2019 


Service/Ward/Department Summary:

The Community Paediatric Service is a consultant led service diagnosing and supporting children and their families who are experiencing neurodevelopmental difficulties. They support in clinics and schools helping to improve the lives of children with complex needs.

The team is co-located alongside their Complex Needs multi-agency colleagues and services at:

1st Floor, Waterside House, Waterside, Sale.M33 7ZF.

The service aims are always to provide high quality, holistic packages of care for all children and families in conjunction with our other health, education and social care providers. This is a team with a strong evidence based approach to treatment and care for children with long-term and complex needs difficulties. The team have worked collaboratively with commissioners to improve pathways and access to diagnosis and support for ADHD and Autism.

Role Summary:

  • The post holder will work under the support and direction of the ND Nurse and/or Paediatric Consultant to provide practical support to children, young people and families with ADHD and or ASD as identified in their care plans.
  • The work will include 1:1 consultation, QB testing, outreach support, and assisting in the delivery of our ADHD and ASD parent workshops.
  • To implement individual care plans without direct supervision but under the direction of the ND Nurse or Paediatric Consultant.


Key Responsibilities of the Post:

To work without direct supervision with children and young people and their families to an agreed care plan. Appropriate clinical and management supervision will be provided from within the team

To assist the ND Nurse or Paediatric Consultant in their assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans.

To provide individual and group work to assist in the development of personal knowledge of ADHD/ASD and parenting or behaviour/self-management skills and promote positive change.

To identify and assess situations and conditions that put a child at risk of abuse / neglect, following local child protection procedures.

Support children, young people and their families at home, in clinic and other settings, and in conjunction with other agencies, providing a link and liaison role that families can access for appropriate services.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification:


NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in relevant subject, with experience to NVQ 4 Level

Qualification / training in working with children and young people with ADHD, ASD or challenging behaviours / mental health issues

Willingness to undertake appropriate training

Experience of working with children and young people in a community setting

Experience of multi-agency working

No smoking policyDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal Contact Name:      Sue McAlinden / Laura Watson


Job Title:                           Service Manager – Complex Needs / ND nurse


Contact Number: 0161 912 4335 / 07500884094             / 0161 912 1862

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3181