Hospice at Home – Health Care Assistant

Location
Worthing, West Sussex
Salary
£20,440 FTE plus unsociable enhancements (depending on depth and variety of experience in
Posted
14 Jan 2019
Closes
01 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible

St Barnabas House Hospice provides specialist palliative care to adults across Arun, Adur and Worthing through a range of services including in-patient care, day care and community care.

Full-time 37.5 hours per week, or part-time considered.

As a Hospice at Home Health Care Assistant you will have the opportunity to make a significant difference to people with end of life care needs in their own homes.

With a minimum NVQ level 3 qualification or equivalent, you will be able and willing to work independently whilst remaining part of the Hospice at Home Team. You will be flexible regarding hours of work and have a driving licence as you will be working across the whole of the local area.

You will be able to offer a high level of practical care and support to patients, their carers and families in your day to day visits.

A demonstrable insight into palliative care is ideal and a sensitive communication style is essential.

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role.​ The safer recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

Benefits include:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays (additional annual leave after 5 & 10 years’ service)
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Free clinical indemnity insurance cover