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Care Assistant

East Anglia Children's Hospices
Post date
13 May 2024
Closing date
27 May 2024
Church Lane, Milton, Cambridgeshire, CB24 6AB
£22,816 - £27,596 per annum, experience dependent
Full-Time & Part-Time applicants considered
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Be extraordinary. Be outstanding. Be a Care Assistant at EACH.

Every day will be different and offers new challenges. Delivering high quality care to babies, children and young people with life threatening and life limiting conditions. Supporting them and their families – in the hospice building, family homes and in the community.

Care Assistant – Milton Hospice, CB24 6AB

Full-Time & Part-Time applicants considered

Our service is provided in a 24/7, 365 days environment; shifts include weekend & Bank Holiday working.

Shift Pattern:

Our standard shift structure is 12 1/2 hour shifts (includes unpaid break)

Day Shift – 7:30am-8:00pm

Night Shift – 7:30pm-8:00am

Homecare Shift – In the community (hours vary)

Enhanced Rates – Weekends, Evenings & Bank Holidays:

+30% Saturdays & Evenings

+60% Sundays & Bank Holidays

Permanent Contract

£22,816 – £27,596 per annum, dependant on experience

Care Salary Band: 3/4

We are looking for individuals with experience of working within a similar caring profession who want to further their experience or develop skills working in children’s palliative care.

In our commitment to you, we will provide you with:

All the training and development required to deliver children’s palliative care including:

  • EACH Care Assistant Development Programme
  • Children’s Palliative and End of Life Care Training Programme
  • Regular clinical, safeguarding and management supervision to support your professional development.
  • The support you need to enable you to provide safe and effective care and support to the children and their families who use our service.

Is this the right opportunity for you?

Are you:

  • a highly motivated person who thinks going the extra mile at work is the norm?
  • looking for an exciting new challenge?
  • wanting to develop your skills and knowledge?
  • wanting to be part of an enthusiastic, progressive, forward-thinking and professional team?
  • aspiring to make a real difference to the lives of babies, children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and their families?

Comprehensive range of benefits:

  • Pool car provided when working in the community
  • Free onsite parking & Subsidised Meals at our hospices
  • NHS pension – continuation if already contributing
  • Enhanced Annual leave Entitlement – 27 days + 8 UK Bank Holidays
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme
  • AVIVA pension package – up to 7% Employer Contribution including Life Assurance
  • Wellbeing support & Employee Assistance Programme

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Human Resource Department at who will put you in contact with the Hospice Team.

At EACH, we are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community and from eligible candidates from BAME backgrounds. EACH is also committed to the recruitment and retention of people with disabilities.

EACH is proud to be Investors in People accredited.

EACH reserves the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive a sufficient number of applications.

This post is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to appointment.

It is a criminal offence for people who are barred from working in Regulated Activity (under the Safeguarding and Vulnerable Groups Act 2006) to apply for roles that require them to work unsupervised with that particular group.

EACH has a legal responsibility to ensure that its employees have the legal right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to verification that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.

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