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Care Assistant – Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust
Post date
31 October 2018
Closing date
19 November 2018
Up to £17k pa FTE
Full Time and Part Time Available
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Care Assistant – Birmingham
Permanent Full Time and Part Time hours available
Days and Nights Rotation
Up to £17k per annum FTE depending on experience + allowances

What’s it like working here?
You’ll join a supportive, multi-disciplinary team delivering respite and end-of-life care to children and young people in their home or at the Selly Oak hospice as well as provide support to their families. We tailor our care packages to meet each child’s clinical, emotional and spiritual needs and there’s time here to focus on clients – this really appeals to some people.

The hospice is purpose-built with individually decorated rooms, each overlooking our gardens. We try to make it as welcoming and friendly as possible – a home-from-home for children and their families.

About You
You should be qualified to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent and have experience of providing care for children. Knowledge of safeguarding is essential.

The ability to work flexible hours on days and nights is essential.

In return
There’s so much scope at Acorns to learn specialist skills and we believe that personally, you’ll grow immeasurably. We pride ourselves on the development we offer – there’s a range of workshops and courses, both internally and externally led, to support your CPD.

We offer a competitive salary, 35 days’ holiday, allowances for clothing and extra duties, and pension contributions; if you move from the NHS, you can keep your current pension.

About Acorns
You’ve probably heard of Acorns but you might not realise the extent of our work. In the last year, we’ve supported over 865 children and more than 1088 families, including those who are bereaved. We offer a network of specialist care for life-limited and life-threatened children and their families, across the heart of England, both in their own homes and in our three purpose-built hospices.

To Apply
If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for and you have the experience we require, please visit our website,, to download the job description and application form.

Please note that we are unable to accept CV’s on their own. Please complete an application in full and attach your CV for supplementary information.

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. Any successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for children.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Monday 19 November 2018

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