"It’s a privilege to be able to care for the children who come to Bluebell Wood, who all have very individual needs. It’s lovely to be able to fill a child’s day with fun and laughter, where possible."

Sue Fidment, Nurse

In House Support Worker (Level 1)

£21,368 to £22,676 per annum (FTE)

37.5 hours per week (Full or part time considered)

About us:

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we care for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. We are currently supporting around 300 families both in our hospice and in family homes.

Our support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much, much more.  It costs more than £5m to keep our doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond. We receive around 15% of our funding from government sources.

The role:

To provide and ensure a high standard of holistic care to children and young people with life limiting/life threatening conditions, primarily in the Hospice setting.

To create and provide opportunities for children and young people to experience play, social interaction and learning. To help support the transition of young adults, 14-25 years of age.

From 1st April 2022 all direct care provision and/or close contact roles at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice require full COVID vaccination as a Condition of Deployment. The role of In House Support Worker (Level 1) falls into this category. 

The requirements:

To fulfil the role effectively you will need to be a cheerful and positive person with experience of working with children and young people with life limiting conditions.  You will need to have a wide range of clinical skills, including in-depth knowledge, communication and practical skills that caring for these children and young people demand.

In return, we can offer you a fantastic working environment and the following benefits:

  • 33 days’ annual leave with the option to buy and sell
  • Sick pay
  • Health Care Cash Back Scheme
  • Free counselling sessions
  • Enhanced maternity pay
  • Enhanced paternity pay
  • Enhanced parental bereavement leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Training & Development
  • Investment in your wellbeing
  • Volunteering & shadowing days
  • Free parking on main site
  • Free drinks and subsidised meals
  • Time off in lieu
  • Uniform
  • Eligible for NHS Blue Light Card
  • Eligible for The Company Shop

At Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice we value everyone who works with us, embrace individual differences and recognise that great things happen when we work together.

How to apply:

For informal enquiries please contact Judith Bentley, Head of Care, by emailing [email protected] 

Please download the job description and person specification below for more information and if you think you have what we are looking for, click the link to apply through NHS Jobs. Alternatively, please download and complete the application form below and return it to [email protected] 

Job Description and person specification here

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Closing date:      5th July 2022

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