Transition Worker Grade 7 Term Time only 35 Hours per Week
Ancora House School
Ancora House School and its governors wish to recruit an outstanding practitioner to join our talented and experienced team.
Ancora House School has two sites; Ancora House Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, on the Countess of Chester Hospital Site and our Ancora House community provision at Castle Park, Frodsham.
The vacancy has arisen in our SEND and Transition Team; and is based at Ancora House in Chester. The role is challenging, diverse and rewarding; the successful applicant will bring passion, commitment and fantastic organisational skills to the team.
During and following admissions, the Transition Worker is responsible for gathering information to support the Transition Plans for young people who are admitted to the psychiatric unit; they will contribute valuable information to the wider team to inform the plans and to ensure any barriers are identified and addressed in a timely way.
Strong skills in communication with, and advocacy for vulnerable young people are essential.
A positive and solution focused approach will encourage young people experiencing significant mental health, social and emotional challenges to regain aspirations, consider their future plans with more optimism and to engage with education, employment or training.
Sound safeguarding and thorough information sharing will ensure destination settings feel confident and skilled to support the sustained transition of young people following their discharge from hospital.
If you think you could offer the profile to meet these exacting criteria, we would be delighted to receive your application.
If you wish to visit the setting and to discuss the post with us then please contact us:
We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share the same commitment. The post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references