Zest Care Assistant

Status: Fixed term contract for 1 year

Salary: WTE: £18,546.00 to £19,918.00 – band 2

Closing Date: 11/11/2021

Hours:          Part time – various options ranging from 16.75 to 33.5 hours per month, predominantly weekends.

Would you like to be part of an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team working with young adults living with progressive illness and complex health care needs?

Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of young people and their families?

St Elizabeth Hospice is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and flexible team to provide holistic, person-centred care and support to young adults living with progressive illness and complex health care needs accessing Zest care at St Elizabeth Hospice, which could include short breaks, Zest days and groups.

The successful applicants will have a willingness to support young adults using person-centred care to achieve their goals and plan activities and where appropriate encouraging and enabling independence and self-management skills.

Whilst enabling the young adults to enjoy a fun and comfortable stay you will be required to assist in complex physical care and support.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Zest service at St Elizabeth Hospice, your local hospice at the heart of the community, and to be part of something special that is happening in Suffolk.

You will be required to have at least one year’s experience of working in care, with full training provided to ensure you are competent and confident to support young adults with complex care needs.

For further information please read the attached job description and person specification or for an informal discussion please contact Cath Markham, Zest Lead Nurse on 01473 707032 or email Catherine.markham@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

Closing Date:          11 November 2021

Interview Date:        to be confirmed

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted and invitation to interview will be sent by email.

Thank you for your interest in St Elizabeth Hospice.

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