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Senior Nursing Support Worker

Children's Hospice Across Scotland
Post date
5 October 2023
Closing date
22 October 2023
Robin House, Balloch
£25,796- £30,057 per annum
37.5 hours
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Senior Nursing Support Worker
Robin House, Balloch
£25,796.02 – £30,057.23 + 10% shift allowance (pro rata)
37.5 hours per week (3 x 12.5 hour shifts)
Full Time and Part Time available

‘Everything about CHAS is amazing. The people make it’– Family member

Are you a passionate support worker, with experience in working with children who have complex needs? Are you keen to work with the whole family to ensure the children you care for receive high quality care?

Would you like to work in an environment where laughter and finding fun in each day are important parts of your work in caring for children and families?

If this sounds like you, have you considered working with children with life limiting conditions to provide specialist palliative care and respite for the whole family? Apply today to be a part of the amazing CHAS team!

The Role

Ensuring our team are well supported and encouraged to develop is what we are passionate about. Our senior support workers are supported with a planned induction and supernumerary period where you will work alongside a buddy.

In joining our highly motivated, supportive and skilled team, we are keen to develop your skills and encourage our team to lead on areas of special interest.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in the provision of a high standard of palliative nursing care to children and young people through implementing care programmes
  • Assists in providing end of life and bereavement support including last office procedures, for children, young people and their families
  • With the support of nursing staff, works as part of a Key Worker team to provide emotional and practical support to children, young people and their families, ensuring contact is maintained between visits and that the wishes of the family are delivered
  • Acts as a mentor to Nursing Support Workers
  • Acts as a role model and promotes effective teamwork across the service to meet the needs of children, young people and their families


Working with CHAS provides a unique opportunity to support children and families to make the most of their time together; as a team, we make extraordinary things happen every day.

Some of the benefits you can expect to receive from working with CHAS:

  • The opportunity to pay into an existing NHS scheme or membership of local government pension scheme
  • 12 shifts per month in contrast to 13 shifts in NHS for full-time employees
  • Salary increment scale similar to NHS
  • Enhanced pay for unsocial hours and overtime
  • Pay matched to closest current increment with NHS
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (matched to current length of service with NHS)
  • Ability to provide 1:1 nursing care in a more relaxed and homely environment
  • Opportunities for further learning and development
  • Access to a range of tools to support wellbeing
  • The opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary team which includes volunteers
  • Meals provided for clinical staff (including coffee and cake!)
  • Free on-site parking.

If this sounds like you and you would like to be a key part in keeping the joy alive, we would love you to apply!

You can read more information about the role in the job description.

If you would like an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please email our Senior Charge Nurse at or

We expect interviews to take place week commencing 30th October.

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