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Health Care Assistant (Community)

Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Post date
7 January 2020
Closing date
2 February 2020
East Sussex
Band 3 equivalent - £18,254-£20,890 per annum
Full time or part time considered
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Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children and young people with terminal conditions and their loved ones, across Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

We help with every element of life for a child or young person with a terminal condition by providing tailored care. From diagnosis through to end of life and bereavement services, we’re there for that journey.

Are you looking for a new challenge? We are looking for a Health Care Assistant to join our busy community team, working throughout East Sussex delivering respite, end of life care and support to children and young people.

You will be working towards NVQ level 3 in health care or other relevant qualification. You will need to have excellent communication skills with the capability to interact with teams and families at all levels with the ability to work in collaboration with other professionals.

This role requires a flexible approach to working and will be led by the needs of the case load. Working days will be generally fixed but hours flexible to include, early mornings, late finishes and weekends. Fixed days may need to be flexible as dictated by the needs of the children and young people.

This role requires extensive travel, so a valid driving licence, for use in the UK, and access to a reliable vehicle is essential for this role. As a valued member of Demelza, we will offer you free uniforms, free DBS, ongoing professional support and role specific training. Time for travel will be paid, plus a generous mileage allowance.

Please note this is a temporary contract for a period of up to 2 years.

Apply now to join #TeamDemelza and be part of our passion and dedication to be there when we are needed the most.

For an informal chat please call Melissa Mungovan, Care Services Lead, on 01323 446473

Closing Date – Monday 27th January 2020
Interview Date – Wednesday 12th February 2020

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit our website –

Enhanced DBS Disclosure check may be undertaken dependant on role. Demelza is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No 1039651. Demelza is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To see how we process your data, please visit our website and view our Recruitment Privacy Notice.

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