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Care Assistant – Worcester

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust
Post date
2 September 2020
Closing date
21 September 2020
Up to £17,571 pa FTE pro rata
23.75 hours
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Care Assistant – Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust – Worcester
Permanent Part Time (23.75 hours)
Days and Nights Rotation
Up to £11,128 per annum (£17,571 pa 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 Three Counties 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 pro rata, 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 780 children and more than 1220 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,

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: Monday 21 September 2020

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