Care Support Worker – Children and Young Adults Service – 37.5 hours per week

Organisation: St Oswald's Hospice

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Salary: £21,926 - £23,576 per annum full time (plus allowance for unsocial hours)

Job Type: Full time 37.5 hours per week (part time hours will be considered)

Closing Date: 2024-02-29 23:59:00

Reference: Care Support Worker – Children and Young Adults Service – 37.5 hours per week

The purpose of the Care Support Worker is to be part of a team, working under the guidance of a Registered Nurse to deliver care and provide a range of activities to meet the assessed needs of the Children & Young Adults who access the service and to support their families with that care.

You must:

  • Have a minimum of 18 months of experience working with children/young adults with complex health needs in an education, health or social care setting.
  • A full driving licence is essential as the role involves driving a Hospice minibus.
  • Effective communication skills and an ability to record information accurately & concisely.
  • Have an NVQ level 3 or equivalent in Health and Social Care.
  • Have the flexibility to cover a range of shifts over a 24 hour / 7 day rota.

NHS pension may be transferable.

This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

If you would like to download a detailed job description and person specification, please click here.

For further information please contact Acting Matron Holly Smith on or 0191 285 0063 Ext 2012. We would like to invite you to come and visit us to look around the unit and meet the staff so you can fully appreciate the working environment and the full potential of the role.

Want to find out more about why working in a Hospice could be the best job you’ve ever had?

Hospice UK have put together this short video which highlights many benefits of working in a Hospice by sharing the views of hospice professionals and what working in a hospice means to them. This video has been filmed with clinical care team members but we think it gives you a great idea what it’s like to work in a hospice in a non-clinical role too!

Watch ‘Our Story’ here to find out more.

Want to check out the benefits of working for St Oswald’s Hospice? Watch our short video or download a PDF here.

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time if we receive a high volume of applications or if a suitable candidate is found.

Closing date: Tuesday 27th February 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 13th March 2024


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Disability Confident Leader

St Oswald’s Hospice is committed to equity and diversity and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from people of all ages, disability/non-disability, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexualities, transgender status, and cultural backgrounds.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and will offer interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

Please note in situations where we experience high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we will endeavour to meet this commitment but may have to limit the overall number of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to the Disability Confident website.