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 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.

To apply please go to our jobs portal.

Richard House is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.  Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.