Salary: £18,330 – £19,500 (Band 3 with opportunities to develop to Band 4 agenda for change equivalent)

Location: Barnet

Position: Permanent

Closing Date: 9am, Monday 24th July 2017

Interview Date: Friday 28th July 2017

Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice is a community based hospice service providing support for children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and their families in Central and North London and Hertsmere. Our mission is to provide care and support for children and young people from birth who have a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, as well as ensuring that families are able to live life as fully as possible whilst their child is still alive and go on to face the future with hope after bereavement.

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join our Care Team as a Children’s Healthcare Assistant (Specialist Carer). The main purpose of this role will be:

  • To work as part of a Nurse-Led team of Specialist Carers providing care to individual children and young people with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions in their own homes in a fun and stimulating way.
  • To work in partnership with the child and family demonstrating sensitivity to the child and family’s needs at all times by promoting comfort, dignity, privacy and quality of life.
  • To work alongside the wider statutory services community teams and work within the guidelines of the child and young person’s personalised care plan as well as the Noah’s Ark policies and procedures.

The Successful Applicant will have

  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • An awareness and commitment to the importance of play
  • Good communication skills
  • Availability to work shifts during the day, evenings, weekends and some nights
  • A full driving license and access to a car

What we can offer

We are offering a competitive salary plus enhancement for unsociable hours. Salary will be equivalent to a Band 3 – 4 equivalent. QCF/NVQ Level 3 Health and Social Care training and qualification will be provided.

Apply for this job

For more information about the role please download the Job Description and Person Specification.

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Please complete the Noah’s Ark APPLICATION FORM and SEND (preferably via email) to:

(Please include the job title in the subject line of the email and please indicate which band you are applying for in the general comments section. Only completed applications will be accepted and only candidates invited to interview will be contacted)


People Development Team, 3 Beauchamp Court, Victors Way, Barnet, EN5 5T
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Selection Process: Please note that we will be interviewing for this role throughout the process so early application is encouraged. The selection process will include competency based questions, a presentation and a panel interview.

If you would like to have confidential discussion about this role, please contact the People Development Team via email  or on 020 8449 8877