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Our Carers are well trained and well respected professionals who work as part of our multi-disciplinary team providing individualised care on a 24/7 basis. The role includes shift working.
Both full and part-time opportunities exist but all staff will be required to undertake regular weekend, day and night shifts in line with a variable monthly rota.
Main duties of the job
Providing individualised care for children and young people with life limiting illnesses is a demanding role but one that brings no end of job satisfaction. Our Carers provide 24 hour support throughout the day, taking in all meal times, play and leisure activities, outings and trips whilst ensuring that each child or young persons complex needs are catered for. As part of our Care team, working alongside trained nurses, our carers are pivotal in helping us ensure that a stay in our hospice is fun, relaxing, safe and supportive.
Benefits include 28 days holiday, pension scheme (with the ability to remain in the NHS pension for current members), life assurance and a pleasant working environment. Driving licence essential due to rural location.
Job SummaryThe post involves working as a member of a multi-disciplinary team providing care and support for children and young people with life limiting conditions and their families in a homely environment. The post holder will be expected to work under the direction of the Shift Coordinator on a daily basis, actively participating in the care of children and young people on a rota system.
To provide a high standard of care for referred children, young people and members of their families.
To work as a member of the multi-disciplinary Care Team, valuing the skills and qualities of all Team members; sharing your particular expertise and developing your skills appropriately.
To be aware of the safety needs of children and families and other staff and to work within Naomi House policies and procedures, guidelines and relevant statutory requirements e.g. Childrens Act.
Recognising parents as the experts in the care of their children:
Work flexibly alongside families in the direct care of their children, allowing the family to choose the level of involvement with the Care Team.
Act as contact person for designated families between home, hospital and hospice, keeping in touch and making home visits as appropriate.
Participate equally with other Care Team members in general household duties to facilitate the smooth running of Naomi House. This may include washing, ironing linen and childrens clothes, cleaning the childrens bedrooms, answering the telephone, preparing meals in the absence of kitchen staff, and other duties as reasonably required.
To participate in regular Care Team and contact group meetings, as well as staff support systems either on an individual or group basis.
To liaise with outside agencies involved with the care and support of the children and their families.
To maintain all records, whether written documents or on a database, according to Naomi House guidelines and record keeping procedures.
To participate in the orientation of new staff and students; acting as mentor if requested.
Personal Professional Development
To meet regularly with line manager for performance appraisals, reviewing performance, identification of objectives and to set targets and developing training plans.
Utilise learning opportunities of all types to enhance your performance.
Ensure all personal mandatory training is completed.