Location: Tadworth, Surrey
Salary: £17900 - £24299 per annum
Posted: 6 months ago
Contract Type: Permanent
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Rahul Matharu

Children Support Assistants - Tadworth (Surrey)

Job Description

Our client is based in Surrey and hold a variety of residential and rehab services for children with brain injury, disabilities and complex needs.

Position Available: Children Support Assistants - Tadworth (Surrey), full time, permanent, £17,876-£24,299pa, 37.5 hours per week

Role Purpose:

Our clients key services are:

  • Rehabilitation for children with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • A non-maintained special school, with associated residential houses for children with complex education, health, therapy and care needs
  • Support for children with ABI and their families, in the communities across the UK, through our Brain Injury Community Services
  • Online information and support via our publications and
  • You will work as a Children's Support Assistant providing a high quality of care to children/young people and their families, considering the individualised needs for each child based within your allocated Rehabilitation or Residential House.
  • You will work within a holistic model to ensure care, education & therapy needs are met twenty-four hours a day.


Clinical/Care/Therapy and Education Skills

  • Provides a high standard of direct care, therapy and education to children/young people and their families, in accordance with their care, education and therapy plans.
  • Develops clinical competencies as identified in the Children's Trust competency framework.
  • Contributes towards providing a stimulating age appropriate house, therapy and school environment.
  • Takes part in children/young people's recreational activities and outings.
  • To implement risk assessments.

Personal Development

  • Commitment to commence the Regulated Qualifications Framework Level 3 (Residential Childcare) within two years of commencing employment within The Children's Trust.
  • Attends mandatory training, as directed by line manager, to ensure underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies are developed and attained, to carry out their job effectively
  • Participates in The Children's Trust development programme or School Development programmes.
  • Shares knowledge and skills with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team.


  • Acts in the best interests of the child/young person, at all times, ensuring they remain safe.
  • Adheres to The Children's Trust/School Safeguarding Children and Young People's Policy and Procedures.


Clinical Skills

  • Implementing eating & drinking programmes.
  • Initiating play activities with the children.
  • Promoting comfort and understanding pain tools.
  • Supporting behavioural management plans.
  • Using postural management techniques and equipment.
  • Basic understanding of acquired brain injury.
  • Chest management.
  • Understanding and management of seizures.
  • An understanding of equipment in use for specific child/young people.
  • Able to follow care, therapy and education programmes.
  • Undertaking personal Care (activities and daily living).
  • Taking and interpreting vital signs.
  • Administering medication as dispensed by senior staff.
  • Administering rectal medication as dispensed by senior staff.

Medicines Management

  • Administer medications as dispensed, and explained by an identified senior member of staff.
  • Effective numeracy skills.

Health, Safety and Well-being

  • Understands and adheres to basic infection control requirements.
  • Understands and works within risk assessments.
  • Understands the importance of incident reporting and utilizes our internal reporting system (IRAR).
  • Basic moving and handling (animate).
  • Basic moving and handling (inanimate).
  • Awareness and understanding of Fire procedures and evacuation
  • . Identifies and understands safeguarding risks.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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