Position title
Swiis Foster Care - National Health Advisor
Employment Type
Full-time
Job Location
Hybrid
Date posted
29/04/2024
Valid through
01/06/2024
Base Salary
£36300-£43600 Per year
Description

Introduction

Swiis Foster Care is seeking a candidate with the appropriate work ethic and experience to join our ‘Ofsted Outstanding’ rated services across England in a national role as Health Advisor.

Swiis Foster Care operates a hybrid working model, allowing our staff to split the working week between office and home working. *

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Swiis Foster Care as a National Health Advisor.

As the Health Advisor for Swiis Foster Care you will play a key role in providing support to foster carers across England on health-related issues and promote the health needs of children and young people in our care.

Working closely with the local services, you will be responsible for liaising with relevant agencies to ensure children and young people receive appropriate health services, including CAMHS and other therapeutic interventions. You will keep updated re developments and research pertaining to health and advise Swiis accordingly

You will Act as an advocate for children and young people in all areas pertaining to health and equip foster carers with the relevant information and resources to advocate on behalf of children in their care.

You will be responsible for reviewing and monitoring key compliance areas in relation to children and young people’s health in line with the fostering regulations and national minimum standards.

You will be required to provide support to individual children and young people in relation to health-related issues, i.e. ascertaining a child’s immunisation record, liaising with other health professionals, direct work with children and young people on health-related matters and review medication records kept by foster carers.

You will support Swiis in the development of health-related policies and procedures to ensure compliance with regulatory requirement, Public Health England guidance and good practice.

You will be an excellent communicator with the ability to prioritise your daily workload and have excellent IT skills.

You will be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

Essential qualities

You will have a strong commitment to promote and safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people, but you will also have an appreciation of the demands that come with working for a high-quality independent fostering provider.

You will be passionate about changing a child’s life for the better, working as part of an exceptional dedicated team.

You must:

  • Be a Registered Nurse with an active professional registration with the NMC
  • Have experience of supporting children / young people in relation to their mental health.
  • Have knowledge of relevant legislation regarding fostering and children in care, i.e. National Minimum Standards; Fostering Services Regulations; Care Plan, Placement and Case Review Regulations
  • Have a good knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • To be able to evidence an understanding and practical application of the use of IT and electronic communications, including the use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to produce high quality recordings and reports, including case recordings, statistics, and database analysis
  • Experience of working with foster carers and children/ young people in care
  • Experience working with children and young people in community setting i.e. school, community public health
  • Ability to act as an advocate for children/young people and foster carers
  • Ability to deliver workshops and support on a 1:1 basis or group setting to foster carers and/or children and young people
  • Ability to work as part of multi-disciplinary team and liaising/communicating with a range of professionals
  • Excellent administration and coordination skills
  • Be organised & supportive of others
  • Have impeccable written and verbal English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Efficient and highly organised
  • Pragmatic and confident with a ‘can do' attitude

Working hours:

Full time  - 37.5 per week Monday to Friday. Some evening/weekends as required.

Benefits:

  • Competitive annual salary of up to £43,600 per annum (plus mileage)
  • Up to 30 days annual leave per annum inclusive of bank holidays
  • Excellent BUPA Private Health Care available*
  • Company Pension Scheme with options to increase contributions
  • Life Assurance benefit of up to 3 times your annual salary paid to your beneficiaries
  • Swiis are currently operating a hybrid home working schedule

*This is subject to change depending on the needs of the business.

About Swiis

Swiis Foster Care is a national leading Independent Fostering Agency with consistently Outstanding Ofsted inspections due in part to the high-quality service provided to our foster carers and children and young people in our care. Swiis Foster Care is a family-owned independent fostering provider which has been operating for over twenty years.

Swiis Foster Care is a continuously expanding company and offers significant development opportunity for the right candidate.

Apply now

If you believe that you have the appropriate experience and ambition to work for one of the finest Independent Foster Care Agencies in the UK and have the desire to really improve outcomes for children and young people looked after, then please submit an up-to-date CV detailing a full employment history.

Swiis is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to ensuring that our staff have excellent working conditions and genuine career opportunities. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all employees to share this commitment and undertake the appropriate checks which will include an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check.

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