Care Support Worker - Children & Young Adults Service - 37.5 hours per week

Organisation: St Oswald's Hospice

Salary: Base salary £23,241 - £24,991 per annum full time (plus allowance for unsocial hours)

Job Type: Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Closing Date: 2024-07-15 23:59:59

Reference: Care Support Worker - Children & Young Adults Service - 37.5 hours per week

St Oswald’s Hospice are looking for a caring and dedicated Care Support Worker to join their team. You will work 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 our service and to support their families with that care. If you are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of Children and Young Adults with life-limiting illnesses then we would love to hear from you!

You will:

  • have a minimum of 18 months 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 flexibility to cover a range of shifts over a 24 hour / 7 day rota.

NHS pension may be transferable.

For further information please contact Acting Matron Holly Smith on or 01912850063 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.

This post is subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

You must have existing right to work in the UK for this role.

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

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.

Watch ‘Our Story’ here to find out more about St Oswald’s Hospice.

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

Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2024

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.

Interview Date: Wednesday 24th July 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.