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Healthcare Support Worker

Hope House Children's Hospice
Post date
21 May 2024
Closing date
3 June 2024
Nant Lane, Morda, Oswestry, SY10 9BX
£23,327- £25,507 FTE per annum (dependant on experience).
full-time or part-time

Healthcare Support Worker

Hope House Children’s Hospices have an opportunity for a Health Care Support Worker to join our team based in Oswestry. You will join us on either a full-time or part-time, permanent basis. You will be required to work twelve and a half hour shifts both days and nights within this role. In return, our Health Care Support Worker will receive a competitive rate of £23,327- £25,507 FTE per annum (dependant on experience).

Hope House Children’s Hospice is a centre of excellence for children’s palliative care ensuring every family facing the death of a child gets the very best care and support when and where they need it. No one should face the death of a child alone.

About the Health Care Support Worker role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and dedicated Health Care Support Worker to join our care team at our Hospice in Oswestry, to provide excellent specialist palliative and end of life care to children and young people.

You will be a passionate and caring Health Care Support Worker working within our friendly and experienced team, providing holistic care to children and young people. We are a centre of excellence offering a fully equipped child-centred environment set in beautiful spacious grounds.

What we are looking for a Health Care Support Worker who:

  • To provide high quality care in accordance with the child/young person’s individual care-plan under the supervision of an appropriately qualified registered nurse.
  • To act as a key worker supporting families through advocating, navigating and signposting them to services to meet their needs within their community.
  • To participate fully in meeting the play, recreational and learning activities for the child/young person, utilising all resources available and in collaboration with the play leaders.
  • To assist in the checking & administration of medicines under the supervision of Registered Nurses and undertake all relevant training required to support safe medicines management.
  • You will have previous experience of care work, particularly with children or young people and/or complex needs. You will have the compassion and communication skills to put the needs of the child and their family at the heart of everything you do, so that we are able to provide the right care and support for them, when they need us most

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement, starting at 34 days per annum with service increments
  • NHS pension scheme or organisational pension scheme
  • Blue Light Card and Staff rewards programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wellbeing services which includes staff counselling
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Great development opportunities

Closing date: 3rd June 2024

Interview date: 12th June 2024

If you think you have what it takes to be our Health Care Support Worker then please follow the link here! We are welcoming informal discussions with our Head of Care, Hayley Woodcock, contact us on 01691 679679. We’d love to hear from you!

The successful applicant will be required to obtain an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (paid for by Hope House).

Hope House and Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospices are committed to equality of opportunity and meeting the needs of children, young people and families. The care we provide and the environment we create to deliver care reflects our ongoing commitment to respecting the diversity of the communities we serve, and the individual physical, spiritual and emotional needs of each person and their loved ones.

Hope House Children’s Hospices has a responsibility and a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Hope House Children’s Hospices comply with relevant legislation, guidance and national standards relating to the recruitment of staff and volunteers working with children.

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