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Palliative Care Activities and Family Support Worker (Band 4)

Post date
4 March 2024
Closing date
19 March 2024
Wirral Hospice Claire House
£25,000 - £27,600
37.5 hours per week
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About the Role:

We are searching for an exceptional creative compassionate individual who wants to make a difference to babies/children/young people and their families who are approaching the end of their lives by supporting the specialist multi-disciplinary team to create memories that will last a lifetime for the whole family.

A significant part of this role will be supporting siblings before, during and after end of life so being able to work with children of different ages and engaging at different levels whether that be practical, social or emotionally will be key.

Claire House is a unique working environment that enriches both personally and professionally. We are looking for an individual who, at their core, is kind, empathetic, resilient, fun and enjoys working as part of a small-dedicated team.

We appreciate that working in a Children and young adult hospice is very different to that of the NHS and sometimes applicants are not sure whether their skill set will meet the needs of the post. We hold Claire House values central to our recruitment process. Therefore, shortlisted candidates are invited to spend time at Claire House during the interview process. This will consist of; having a tour of the hospice, spending time with a mix of hospice staff and service users to find out more about the role, having time to ask questions in a more relaxed environment. There will be a short interview, for which, each candidate will have time to consider the questions and reflect on their experiences to support their answers.

All Claire House employees receive a rewards and recognition package which includes, generous annual leave, life cover, free access to an Employee Assistance Program and counselling service, free parking, access to training and courses and in-house clinical supervision. We also offer additional payments for working regular weekends and nights. You can also continue with your NHS superannuation scheme or join the Claire House pension scheme.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a creative, compassionate and dynamic support worker to work as part of the Rapid Response Palliative Care multidisciplinary team in all Claire House settings: Wirral Hospice, Liverpool Day therapy unit and community to plan, coordinate and implement all memory making activities for babies, children and young adults approaching the end of their life.

Alongside memory making, a key part of this role will be supporting families practically, socially and emotionally playing particular attention to siblings before, during and after the end-of-life care phase.

This is a new role within the Integrated Care service team so we are looking for an individual who is proactive, has vision and can really shape this developing role.

Key skills for this role include: compassionate; creative; ability to coordinate activities and events; experience of working with families ideally with complex social/health or palliative care needs, ability to work in a small team, ability to work independently, excellent communication skills, ability to network with external and internal professionals/service providers, comfortable working in clinical environments; flexible and resilient.
A full training package will be tailored to meet the individual.

We also offer clinical supervision to ensure you maintain your resilience in this role.

Claire House is the place where you can make a real difference for children and families from across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales as well as a great place to develop your therapy career.

We can offer you:

• A commitment to help you learn, develop, and grow your career with us
• Significant opportunities for professional development and training
• Opportunity to maintain or develop clinical and therapeutic skills
• The chance to gain knowledge and expertise palliative care

If this feels an exciting opportunity for you, please don’t hesitate to contact the below staff for further information and view the below job description.

Clare Doig Palliative Care Nurse Specialist Tel: 0151 334 4626 (or)
Lesley Fellows Integrated Care Service Lead. Tel:  0151 334 4626

or book onto the recruitment day on March 7th, 2024, by using the clicking here:

Applications can be found on the Claire House website, click here to view.

Claire House wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its equality policy and will appreciate your help and co-operation in completing the Equality and Diversity form here.

Completed applications should be emailed to
Closing date for applications: March 19th, 2024

Shortlisting recruitment and interview day will be 4th April 2024

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This role requires an enhanced DBS check.

This organisation’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunities and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Registered Charity No. 1004058

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