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Educational Specialist (Community Paediatrics)

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Gravesend/ Maidstone
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting for an Educational Specialist to work in our Community Paediatrics team.

Your role will be to support the best possible outcome for children and young people with special educations needs and disability (SEND) - in particular neurodiversity - by working in partnership withother professionals within the Community Paediatric services, as part of the multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental (ND) team.

The Community Paediatrics service strives to provide high quality, evidence based, flexible and integrated services to children and young people with developmental and/or complex health needs and their families.

Main duties of the job

As an Educational Specialist you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate holistic care in relation to care planning/pathways.

You will make recommendations to decision makers in order to drive forward innovative solutions to achieve business objectives, service improvement strategies and financial efficiencies linked to packages of prescribed care or identified projects.

In addition, you will actively work as a member of the integrated team to ensure high quality care is provided to service users.

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent.

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences.

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

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Person Specification



  • Education Qualification


  • Evidence of Post Graduate Specialist qualifications relevant to area of practice for example PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice


  • Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads



  • Proven ability to develop effective partnerships to achieve practical outcomes across organisational boundaries including statutory organisations, external agencies, community and voluntary organisations


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Gravesham Community Hospital or Maidstone The Heathside Centre - one at each

Gravesend/ Maidstone

DA11 0PG

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