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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/04/2021.

Healthcare Assistant - Outreach

Job Reference: J147-A-21-0929

Richard House Children's Hospice
East London
£18,817-£22,353 depending on experience

Are you an outgoing, friendly and empathetic Healthcare Assistant with the confidence to work independently with children with complex medical needs? Do you enjoy helping multiple families – building rapport and trusted relationships with each? Are you reliable, punctual and adaptable? If so, this could be the role for you.

We are currently recruiting for a part time (four shifts per week) Healthcare Assistant to join our growing Hospice at Home (outreach) team. As an outreach Healthcare Assistant, you will provide a high level of respite care to children and young people in their own home. Working in partnership with the multi-disciplinary team and parents/carers you will initiate and organise play/art activities for the children on your caseload. You will also support the children with daily living activities in accordance with their care plan. Working with a variety of different families, you will need to engage and communicate in ways that are sensitive to differing cultural needs

We’re looking for people who have experience of working with children with complex medical needs, including children who are tracheostomy ventilated, and have previous experience of medicine administration. Being trained in basic life support is an advantage and we are looking for people who are confident in risk assessing. You should be an experienced lone worker. The ability to communicate and interact with children in a variety of ways, including through play, is vital, as well as fluent spoken and written English. If using your own car to travel to our families’ homes you must have your own business insurance for your car – business mileage will be reimbursed and the Richard House car is available for occasional use.

Please click apply to complete your application and supporting statement outlining why you would suit the role and would love to work with us.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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