Job opportunity

Community Care Support Worker – East Sussex


37.5 hours per week, part time also considered


F.T.E. £22,010 p.a. (pro-rata for part-time)

Ongoing recruitment so apply now!

About the role

Chestnut Tree House Children’s Community Service delivers care to children and young people (CYP) with life limiting and life-threatening conditions across Sussex and South East Hampshire. We provide respite care to CYP enabling them alongside their families to enjoy life to the full. At the end of a CYP’s life we are able to provide specialist care and symptom management to enable the CYP to stay at home, if this is their choice.

We’re seeking an experienced Care Support Worker with excellent communication skills for this exciting opportunity to work within the East Sussex team in supporting this service. You will be providing respite care for children and young people within their homes and community settings, this includes clinical and personal care. You will be working flexibly within the 24/7 on-call service, you will demonstrate clinical excellence and maintain consistently high standards of individualised care and bereavement support.

This is a challenging yet rewarding role and requires dedication and commitment to ensure children and young people are at the centre of care.

Although this role is based at our Eastbourne office you will be out in the community and will also be required to travel to Chestnut Tree House, near Arundel for training and meetings and one shift per month to ensure in-house skills are maintained. A car and current UK driving licence are essential for this role.

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About us

We’re a children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire, providing specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer various family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.


  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme or the option to continue in the NHS pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • On-site education support
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate rate gym membership.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer, we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding. The information you provide on your application form is the only information we will use to decide whether or not to short-list you for interview.

Apply now

For further details and an informal discussion about the role please contact Leanne Asling, Community Lead on 07774423673

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