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Senior Nursing Support Worker

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)
Post date
19 August 2019
Closing date
1 September 2019
£22,885 - £26,319 per annum
37.5 hours per week
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This is a really exciting time to join Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – Scotland’s national children’s hospice service.

Following internal promotions and the expansion of our services, we have a Senior Nursing Support Worker vacancy at Rachel House in Kinross, one of the two hospices run by CHAS.

We provide specialist palliative nursing care to babies, children and young people and as a Senior Nursing Support Worker you will contribute to providing a high standard of family centered care You will have the opportunity to work alongside a highly motivated and skilled team and to be part of an organisation where everyone is passionate about the work we do.

In creating a home from home environment at Rachel House, you will support our Nursing Team to combine specialist care with making precious memories and moments of joy through play, arts and crafts, outdoor activities and new experiences; ensuring that no matter how short a family’s time together may be, it is a time filled with happiness and fun.

We are seeking compassionate, enthusiastic and creative Senior Nursing Support Workers with experience of working in a Health, Social or Child Care setting. You will have the skills to assist in the delivery of care for babies, children and young people with nursing requirements, and the ability to adapt the care you give to meet the individual needs of families.

Qualifications and Experience

You will be educated to SVQ level 3/ have a HNC in Health, Social or Child Care or be able to evidence equivalent experience. You will have relevant knowledge of care procedures and clinical observations and the ability to work confidently with IT in a care setting. As well as being a good communicator, able to work co-operatively with colleagues, you will also be an innovative thinker, self-motivated and committed to your own learning and development.

Be part of our ambition

At CHAS, our ambition is to reach every family in Scotland who is living with the heartbreaking prognosis that their child is dying, and offer them our care and support to empower them to make the most of the short time they have together. As a Senior Nursing Support Worker, you will be instrumental in achieving this vision and shaping the future of CHAS.

More information about the position can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact the Charge Nurse on duty at Rachel House, on 01577 865 777.

To be part of the future of CHAS, please follow the link below and complete our online application form:

For any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact our HR team on 0131 444 3296 or by email to

This post is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.

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