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Children’s Care Assistant

Post date
22 April 2024
Closing date
6 May 2024
Northfleet Kent
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Children’s Care Assistant
Salary: £22,368
Hours: 22.5 per week
(Monday, Tuesday & Thursday – 7.5 hours a day between 8:30 am to 18:30 pm)
Location: Northfleet Kent

Do you dream of being able to deliver truly person-centred quality care and would like to be able to make a difference to a family struggling to manage their child’s ill health along with the other demands of caring for their family? If these are the things that would give you job satisfaction, then a career in the ellenor children’s team may be just what you are looking for.

ellenor is a hospice charity in Gravesend providing palliative and end-of-life care within the local community. At ellenor, we value inclusivity and are focused on providing high-quality services with compassion and care.

We offer professional development opportunities and a comprehensive benefits package, including a pension scheme (with the option for NHS Pension Scheme members to transfer their pension), an employee assistance program, discount schemes, a generous annual leave allowance, and much more.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing 1:1 or 2:1 care to individual children and young people with life-limiting / life-threatening conditions in their own homes or other community settings.
  • Planning and delivering group activities and social events for children and young people aged 0 to 19.
  • Working in partnership with the child and family sensitively and professionally, to ensure that the child’s emotional, social, and physical needs are met in a way which enhances their quality of life.
  • Undertaking a range of duties to support the personal care needs of the child / young person.
  • Full training and support to meet any complex healthcare needs and the opportunity for further professional development are provided.

Essential Criteria:

  • Level 3 NVQ Health & Social Care or equivalent or willing to undertake.
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Understand the concept of confidentiality.
  • Experience in undertaking basic personal care tasks.
  • Be able to undertake physical work e.g. moving and handling and use specialist equipment when trained to do so.
  • Full UK Driving License.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS clearance.

Follow the link here to view the full job description and download the application form.

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