Clinical Support Worker

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Acorns Children's Hospice Trust are looking for a Clinical Support Worker for our Three Counties Hospice in Worcester to deliver holistic care of children and young people who are life limited/ life threatened with special responsibility for delivering play and activities.

About the Role

Acorns provides care for babies, children and young people, who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, both in our hospices and in their homes. Our Clinical Support Workers are part of a supportive, multi-disciplinary team delivering care packages that are tailored to each child’s individual holistic needs – and we’re structured so that you’ll simply ‘have the time to care’.

As a Clinical Support Worker, you will:

  • Plan, deliver and evaluate play programs, activities and events for children and adolescents
  • Work with the Hospice Matron and care team to prepare activity programmes
  • Create opportunities that support the education, learning and development needs of children and young people
  • Maintain the resources of the playroom, bedrooms and hobbies room

Discover what it's like to work in an Acorns Children's Hospice: More Than End of Life Care

About You

  • Experience in a creative environment for children and young people with complex health needs
  • Creative approach to activities and play
  • Experience of working with families
  • NVQ in Health & Social Care or similar

What We Offer

  • £24,500 to £26,000
  • Enhancements for Saturdays (30%), Sundays (50%) and nights (50%)
  • Employee discounts from leading retailers
  • Employee gym discount scheme
  • Bike-to-Work scheme
  • Generous contribution to group personal pension plan or continuation of current NHS pension scheme
  • NHS pension scheme life assurance or Acorns group life assurance scheme

Interviews are scheduled to be held on 11 July

You need to be eligible to work in the UK to be considered for this role. We are committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and therefore any successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check for children and will be asked to provide two satisfactory references.

As a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting organisation we are committed to ensuring that the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child is embedded into both culture and practice within the organisation. As an employee you will be a Duty Bearer for Children’s Rights and support all children to be Rights Holders.

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Find out about our culture, career development, benefits and more here: Why Work for Acorns?

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