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Health Care Assistant

James Hopkins Trust
Post date
6 August 2021
Closing date
26 August 2021
Kites Corner, North Upton Lane, Gloucester
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We are seeking 3 enthusiastic, hard-working and passionate HCAs to join our Care Team. You will have an NVQ level 3 in health & social care, child care or equivalent. You may have experience or will be looking to further your knowledge of working with seriously ill children. 37.5 hrs per week to work evening, night and weekend shifts as well as day sessions covering term and holiday times as directed by the Senior Nurses.

About the role

We’re looking for HCAs who have experience of enteral feeds and administration of some medications. Past experience in caring for children who have seizures or have a tracheostomy with
or without ventilation will be beneficial.

We need individuals to support the delivery of care to children who are life-limited, life threatened or severely disabled. You will be part of a passionate team and will always have the guidance of a registered nurse.

About you

  • you are somebody who cares passionately about creating magic memories for the families and children we support, whether it be a simple act of kindness or helping with hosting fun events for the whole family
  • you will have an interest in creativity and play for children and young people with severe disabilities and complex nursing needs
  • experience of working with children and young people
  • understand the importance of working confidentially
  • have some experience of personal care tasks
  • be available to work shifts weekdays and weekends, in both term and non-term time
  • have a willingness to attend any training appropriate for the role
  • be flexible and adaptable to a number of tasks
  • self-motivated team player, willing to work creatively by trying new things in inventive ways so we are providing the best care and respite experience for the families we support
  • caring, empathetic person with excellent interpersonal skills

About us

We are proud to have been able to provide free nursing respite care to hundreds of life limited and life threatened young children and their families for over 30 years. We are the only registered charity in Gloucestershire to provide this level of care, day and night, either in the family home or at Kites Corner, our multi-sensory respite centre and gardens.

If you would like to be part of our team, please contact Sarah James on 01452 612216 or email for an application pack.

Due to the nature of the role an enhanced DBS will be required.

Closing date for applications is 26th August 2021

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