Children and Young People’s Nurse

Contract: Full Time or Part Time
Location: Little Havens
Closing Date: Jan 9, 2022

Band 5/6

We’re looking for dynamic experienced Nurses to join our specialist 0- 25 children and young peoples respite and palliative care team.

You will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Nursing children & young people
  • Caring for children and young people with complex needs
  • Care of children and young adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
  • Caring for young adults at transition stage
  • Palliative & bereavement care

Based in Benfleet, south Essex, Little Havens Children’s Hospice provides care for children & young people registered with a GP in the county.  We are dedicated to looking after young people with life limiting conditions, many of whom have Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. We work with our community partners and focus on the individual needs of the children and families we care for.

This is an exciting time to join our team as we have redesigned our services and offer care in the home and in the hospice for 0–25-year old’s, focusing on their individual needs

Join our multidisciplinary team and you will discover this is a unique opportunity to provide high-quality respite, symptom management, specialist palliative and end-of-life care, and bereavement support in beautiful surroundings.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit; please contact Katie White, Head of Children’s Services 07814 932 778.

Havens Hospices is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.  Havens expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. References:  A minimum of two referees must be obtained, one of which should be the current or most recent employer and both should be able to testify to the suitability for the role and whether there is any known reason why any candidate should not work with vulnerable groups. The charity will request a check via The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for roles that require contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults and these must be obtained prior to commencing employment with the charity.

Full job specification

Key responsibilities

  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team providing holistic care to children, young people (CYP) and their families, using a family centred approach including assessment, planning and delivery of care.
  • Enhance independence and quality of life and support provision of a variety of therapies, practical and emotional support to children & young people and their carers.
  • Ensure the highest possible standards of specialist and supportive palliative nursing care are delivered to patients, responding to changing circumstances and needs.

Benefits for you

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • A retention bonus of £500, upon successful completion of probation period
  • A recommend a friend scheme with one off bonuses ranging from £125 to £500
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities including apprenticeships
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)
  • Cycle to work scheme