Nursing Assistant

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 28 June 2022

Job summary

We are seeking a part-time experienced enthusiastic nursing assistant to join our dedicated and friendly team of respite staff both at Squirrels (Aylsham) and the Children's Short Breaks Home Nursing Team (CSBHNT) who work across Norfolk.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working with children with health needs and/or learning disabilities. They will be enthusiastic, be able to work flexibly, within a team and also independently. They will have good communication skills and be able to work in partnership with families to support their transition between home and the unit. The successful candidate will require access to a vehicle.

Main duties of the job

Squirrels provides residential respite and CSBHNT provide respite within the community setting for children with complex health needs. The team consists of experienced staff nurses and nursing assistants and work with children aged from birth to 18yrs of age who have additional health needs. This role includes days, evenings, weekends and night shifts. You will be provided with any training and skills you require for each individual child that you will be caring for.

About us

  • To participate in clinical and management supervision on a regular basis.
  • To take advantage of learning and educational opportunities provided by the organisation.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To manage, under indirect supervision, own workload within competencies of the post
  • To carry out planned care for the child within the home, clinic or residential short breaks unit.
  • To care for allocated children according to their care plans, liaising with parents / Registered Nurses for further advice as required.
  • To carry out baseline observations for children in their care as required, escalating as appropriate.
  • To review and record care provided on the childs Systm One record following the trusts policy for record keeping.
  • To support Registered nurses with updating the Childs care plans as required.
  • To gather information about the Childs development, communication and annual educational goals by visiting them at School or early years and attending annual education reviews.
  • To attend keyworker or multi-disciplinary meetings as required.
  • To work with the Registered Nurses and Clinical Leads to identify relevant training needs to fulfil this role, taking an active part in the evaluation process.
  • To act in accordance with the Local Safeguarding Childrens Board policies and procedures, attending regular safeguarding supervision sessions and training.

Person Specification



  • GCSE Maths and English minimum grade C or equivalent


  • Nursery Nurse Qualification
  • Knowledge of practical childcare
  • Knowledge of play strategies
  • Knowledge of child development



  • Experience of working with a variety of children


  • Experience of working with children with disabilities and/or working in children's own homes



  • Ability to work with indirect supervision of coordinator
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to remain calm and work effectively in pressure situations
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Willingness to undertake training and development appropriate to the needs of the post
  • Able to make own travelling arrangements to meet the needs of the service.
  • Good communication skills with children, families and professionals


  • Experience of working independently
  • Experience of working with people with sensory impairments and/or communication difficulties
  • Knowledge of alternative forms of communication
  • oExperience of using signalong or Makaton

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust




NR11 6LZ

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Harminder Bray


Date posted

16 June 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£20,330 to £21,777 a year pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations



NR11 6LZ

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