Salary £17,780 - 21,730 HCSW/ £19,800 - £24,000 AP


We are searching for an exceptional Health Care Support Worker OR an Assistant Practitioner who is passionate and experienced in caring for children and young people and take pride in their role. Claire House is a unique working environment; it stretches a person in many ways. We are looking for individuals who, at their core, are kind, proactive and take the positives from any given situation.

The Planned Care Service is a relatively new development where care is delivered within the community setting either at home or through day therapy in Claire House Wirral and Liverpool. We feel this is an exciting opportunity to help shape future services to ensure choice in place of care is provided to meet the individual needs of families.

We recognise that working for a Children’s hospice is very different to that of the NHS and sometimes applicants are not sure which role best suits their experience. We hold Claire House values central to our recruitment process. Therefore, shortlisted candidates are invited to spend the day at Claire House. This day consists of; having a tour of the hospice, spending time with a mixture of professionals within the Hospice to Home team to find out more about the roles, having time to ask questions in a more relaxed environment. There are also short interviews, for which, each candidate will have time to consider the questions and reflect on their experiences to support their answers.

We offer additional payment for working regular weekends. You can also continue with your NHS superannuation scheme or join the Claire House pension scheme.

Please note this post will commence 1st July 2019

If recruited as a Health Care Support Worker the salary range is £17,780-£21,730

If recruited as an Assistant Practitioner the salary range is £19,800-£24,200

NVQ level 3 or equivalent (HCSW) or Foundation Degree (AP) in a health-related area. Clinical experience of caring for children and young people with complex health needs is essential, however further full training will be provided. Experience of community working is desirable. What remains essential is the ability to demonstrate; understanding, compassion and to work well with others in the team.

Should you require any further information or want to discuss the care team opportunities at Claire House.

Please contact

Lesley Fellows Integrated Care Service Lead/Nurse Consultant:

If this sounds like the role for you, please read the Health Care Support Worker job description here and the Assistant Practitioner job description here.

Apply for this great opportunity using the application form here

Claire House wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its equality policy and will appreciate your help and co-operation in completing the Equality and Diversity form here.

Closing date for applications: Monday 22 April 2019

Interview Day: Friday 3rd May 2019

This organisation’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to equal opportunities and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Registered Charity No. 1004058