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Job details
Posting date: 30 May 2024
Salary: £28,587.00 to £29,718.00 per year
Additional salary information: £28587.00 – £29718.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 17 June 2024
Location: Eltham, SE9 5AB
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: B0105-24-0007

Job summary

Are you looking for a new challenge? Join our Community Care team as a Senior Health Care Assistant, working throughout South East London/Kent/East Sussex delivering respite, end of life care and support to children and young people.

Main duties of the job

You will have a Level 2 qualification in a care related subject, or a willingness to complete, and experience of working with children and young people with complex medical needs. You will need to have excellent communication skills with the capability to interact with teams and families at all levels with the ability to work in collaboration with other professionals. This role requires a flexible approach to working and will be led by the needs of the case load, to include early mornings, late finishes, nights and weekends. There will also be regular travel across our operating region. A full driving licence and access to your own vehicle for business use or access to reliable transport arrangements – will be essential

About us

Benefits of working with Demelza include: 36 days holiday which includes an allowance for bank holidays and increases with long service Paid travel time and mileage allowance Flexible working patterns Keep your NHS pension* or join our contributory pension scheme Training and career development Demelza greatly values the benefits of a diverse team and embraces diversity, equality, and inclusion in all areas of its work. We are committed to building a diverse and authentic workplace, ensuring that our team reflects the diversity of the children and families we support. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide care and support for children and young people with life threatening and/or life limiting conditions and their families and carers. This will involve working collaboratively with the family, internal and external multi-disciplinary teams and colleagues. To use skills, knowledge and expertise in a variety of situations which will include working within the hospice as well as out in the community, including the family home of children being care for. To work in the community the HCA must be competent, experienced and able to work as a lone worker. The post holder must adhere to policies and procedures at all times, underpinned by competency in clinical skills, and will be supervised by a Registered Nurse. Shift pattern will include weekend, bank holidays, early morning/evening and nights which are an integral part of service delivery. To safeguard all children and young people accessing services, by responding to concerns raised in a timely and appropriate manner and effectively escalating these in accordance with policies and procedures.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Essential
  • Demonstrate close alignment to all Demelza values
  • Previous experience of working with children and/or young people
  • Previous experience of working in a care setting
  • Evidence of a formal qualification (NVQ/QCF or Care Certificate, or willingness to complete)
  • Able to adopt a can do approach in a team environment
  • Able to prioritise and innovate to meet the children and familys needs
  • Ability to work all aspects of a rotating shift pattern including early and late shifts, long days, nights, weekends and public holidays
  • Positive approach to all aspects of continuing professional development
  • Ability to openly share information and experience with team members
  • Ability to work as a lone worker in the home and community
  • Full driving licence and access to own vehicle for business use or access to reliable transport arrangements

Desirable

  • Desirable
  • Evidence of working with children and young people with complex medical needs
  • Bereavement experience
  • NNEB, BTEC or NVQ Level 3 in a care related subject, or equivalent

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

To apply for this job please visit findajob.dwp.gov.uk.