Children’s Healthcare Assistant – Penrith


Job Title; Children’s Healthcare Assistant

Location; Penrith

Salary;  £12.50

Hours available; Waking nights only

Contract type; Full & Part time contracts or, Zero hour for those seeking a more flexible approach to working.

An exciting opportunity to work in the home of two young children has arisen within KEYFORT, a Brain and Nursing Specialist Care Company managing this bespoke care package in the Penrith area.

Role Specifics; Providing specialist care to two young children in their own home. Both children have complex nursing needs and require caring, motivational and passionate healthcare assistants with a background or interest in nursing needs to help keep them safe and enable them to thrive in their home environment. Each child requires their own healthcare assistant, meaning you will always be working alongside another colleague on every shift.

You will be trained to use our reporting and documenting software technology via a Mobile Phone App, allowing you to document support provision clearly throughout the shift. Full training on all aspects of the case will be given with continued round the clock support by our team in KEYFORT and, our Paediatric Nurse and Clinical Nurse Educator.

Who we’re looking for: It’s important that we share the same values. While we don’t ask for prior care experience, we do ask that the following matters to you:

  • Making a positive difference: you love knowing that what you do matters and seeing positive outcomes is important to you.
  • Taking pride in your work: you aspire to deliver quality in everything you undertake.
  • Relationship building: you love taking the time to get to know people, their interests and aspirations. Building respectful and meaningful relationships is important to you with the children and their family.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing a range of person-centred care: this includes everything from personal care, administering medication and supporting with any associated clinical / nursing needs. It’s about delivering whatever the children need to feel safe and comfortable in their home.
  • Emotional and behavioural support; provide guided support to ensure their physical, mental wellbeing and safety is at the forefront of everything you do.
  • Engage and be responsive; follow daily care plans and participate in any activities or interests.
  • Record keeping: using in-house mobile systems (Log my Care and Care Planner), to record daily care provision and updates.

What benefits will you receive?

  • A contract that works for you; fixed hours or more flexible zero hour available
  • Paid Annual Leave; 5.6 weeks annual leave if you are on a fixed hours contract or, for those who choose our flexible zero hour contract, you will accrue12.07% on all hours worked. Funds can be drawn at your discretion.
  • Training, Mentoring and Shadowing programmes; inhouse with our own RGN, Occupational Therapist and trained Psychologists
  • Double Pay for bank holiday working
  • Paid Enhanced DBS check
  • Colleague Referral Scheme – £200 incentive bonus (T&C’s apply)
  • FlexEarn; which is a simple and safe way of accessing the wages you’ve already earned
  • Blue Light discount card; giving you BIG discounts at major retailers
  • Employee of the month scheme; winners receive a monetary voucher

Who are KEYFORT Group? KEYFORT Group deliver packages of care and support to individuals with a range of conditions and disabilities. Our support is person-centred, we only work with people if we think we can provide great care not based on their disability. We have experience of working with people with a brain injury, neurological condition, learning disabilities, spinal injuries, physical and mental health needs.

KEYFORT Group Ltd are committed to Safeguarding and protecting Adults and Children.

We welcome applications from all areas of the community and, welcome the opportunity to find out more about what you could bring to KEYFORT.

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