Health Care Support Worker for Young Adult Respite Service | The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

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Health Care Support Worker for Young Adult Respite Service

Posted Wednesday 15th November 2023

Apply by Wednesday 29th November 2023

Hours: 37.5hrs per week Short break stay service will be operate over 24hours. Day respite will operate throughout the day
Salary: £20,197 - £22,263 per annum + 12.5% Shift Allowance

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is a well-established charity located within Bellahouston Park. The Hospice provides specialist palliative care for people aged 16 and older living with life-limiting and progressive illnesses as well as providing support for patients’ families and carers.

At the hospice we have an exciting new opportunity for a Healthcare support worker to support young adults within the hospice who are living with a life limiting, progressive illness with complex health care needs. The Health Care Support Worker forms part of our developing Young Adult Service which is a new, exciting, innovative, and a National award-winning model of care at the forefront of young adult palliative care in Scotland.

The Young Adult Service strives to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of young adults, their families, and carers, offering support with the practical implications of a life-limiting illness. Staff provide the highest standard of patient centred care, while promoting choice, dignity, self-esteem, and an enhanced quality of life.

The Respite Service offers young adults time out of their routine to socialise have fun through activities while providing vital respite for their families/carers.

As part of our dedicated team, you will get the opportunity to get to know the young adult and what is important to them and their family and carers. This will help the young adult to feel supported, participate in activities, achieve their goals, have fun, and feel safe within the hospice environment.

This post holder will have:

Care, passion, and compassion is fundamental to hospice care and a key part of this role.

An integral part is also being able to connect with young adults, their families, and carers.

Essential to application is (health or social care - SVQ level 2 or 3 with experience of working within health and/or social care. Evidence of working with young adults and families living with a life limiting illness.

Desirable experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team with evidence or experience of working within a learning disability environment. For an informal discussion regarding this post please contact Lynsay Bain Young Adult Service Lead on 0141 429 9854 or to request an application pack please contact our HR department on 0141 429 9886 or by email to

The Hospice is an Equal Opportunities employer and we make appointments on merit.

We welcome applications from women and men of any ethnic group, religious belief, marital status and sexual orientation, or who have disabilities.

Our premises have wheelchair access and are a smoke-free zone.

This position is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

Job Description

Apply by Wednesday 29th November 2023