Health Care Assistant (Band 2)

Contract: 15 to 37.5 hours per week (negotiable)
Salary: Band 2
Location: Little Havens
Closing Date: Jul 22, 2022

Little Havens Children’s Hospice is a charitable organisation providing  family centred care for babies, children and young people aged 0-25.  We are expanding our children’s services and have vacancies for dynamic and compassionate Health Care Assistants to join our experienced team based at Little Havens, Benfleet, Essex.

This is an amazing opportunity to support children and young people with life limiting conditions and their families. Many of the Children and young people we support have special education needs and disabilities. You will provide care predominantly in the hospice and be supported by the team with specialist training and access to bespoke education, to enable you to excel in providing high quality care.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit; please contact Katie White, Head of Children’s Services; 07814 932778.

In return for your expertise and passion, you will receive a competitive salary package and most of all, by making the most of every day you work at Havens Hospices you’ll be helping us continue ‘Making every day count’ for those who need us most.

We are now offering £500 upon appointment and £500 upon completion of probation for all Nurse and Healthcare Assistant roles. 
Full job specification

Key responsibilities:

  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary care team, ensuring a holistic package of care is provided for those who use Havens Hospices services.
  • To help provide appropriate physical, emotional, social and spiritual care, in collaboration with Children and young people and their families under the direct supervision of Registered Nurses and Associate Practitioners
  • To provide care in accordance with agreed care plans, policies and procedures

Benefits for you:

  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata) rising to 38 days with length of service (Including Bank Holidays)
  • 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
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Employee assistance Programme.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly)