Care Assistant

Posted 10 September 2021

About the role

Are you a Paediatric Healthcare Assistant (HCA)  looking for a new challenge, or even looking for another care opportunity in which to boost your income? We can offer you flexible working and you will be given an opportunity to develop new skills and progress your career.

Our client is a young male with a severe traumatic brain injury which has resulted in delayed cognitive development and epilepsy and an acquired brain injury. He lives at home with his parents and sibling and your role will be to provide care and support to our client at his family home and out in the community. You will also be required to support our client on trips to / from school.  He requires assistance with manual handling and personal care and medication management.    

There will be an opportunity for you to attend a meet & greet / work shadow shifts prior to going live – this is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate where you will receive great job satisfaction.

Healthcare Assistants (HCA’s) will have an opportunity to build on their current experience by working directly with clinical interventions including but not limited to:-

NG/Gastrostomy feeding, BIPAP, Cough Assist, Tracheostomy. Suction etc.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career and work within a community setting providing  a high standard of clinical, physical and emotional support.

We are seeking Healthcare Assistants (HCA’s) to work in partnership with our nurses to provide clinical interventions for patients with a range of debilitating conditions and disabilities. You will be compassionate and caring with a desire to succeed in all that you do. We have an excellent training programme in place to support you with your career development.

Pay rates: From £11.08 - £16.63 per hour (inclusive of holiday pay)

Flexible working:  Our client attends School and also requires support during the holidays.  Shift patterns are 07.00 – 10.00,  14.45 – 20.00 (School terms) – 10.00 – 20.00 weekends and School Holidays, plus waking nights

In return, we’d like you to have:

  • Be committed to providing the highest standard of compassionate care
  • A current enhanced DBS on the update service (preferred but not essential)
  • Sound knowledge of person centered care
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If you have any of the following experience, it will support your application – but even if you don’t we can still offer FREE training in all these areas:

  • Tracheostomy care
  • Ventilation care
  • Medication management
  • Catheter care
  • Manual handling
  • Spinal Injury
  • ABI
  • Epilepsy
  • Experience of working with clients with complex care needs

Advantage Healthcare is a leading care provider who puts care at the heart of everything we do. We support a range of clients varying in age and care requirements which can include mental health, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and clients with more complex clinical needs.

As a Care Assistant duties will vary dependent on each client’s individual care plan. These may include personal care, assistance with moving and handling, support with community outings and medication administration.  

Contact information

Advantage Suffolk & Essex

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