Apollo Home Healthcare
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Work with us and make a real difference to peoples lives.
Job vacancy
Work with us and make a real difference to peoples lives.
Job vacancy
Work with us and make a real difference to peoples lives.

Children's Healthcare Assistant job vacancy

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Pay Rate (ph)
£11.00 - £14.50

Grimsby - Lincolnshire

Work Patterns
Part Time, Nights, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays,

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Job description

We are looking for dedicated and compassionate Healthcare Assistants who are passionate about their job, enjoy delivering one to one support and who can build positive relationships with our service users and their families

Apollo Home Healthcare is seeking experienced Healthcare Assistants to support a young boy with complex care needs.

The young boy we support has a neuromuscular condition (SMA-Type 1) because of his condition our service user is dependent on others to meet all of his care needs. From a respiratory point of view, he has a tracheostomy and is ventilated overnight although this can be needed for short periods in the day. He requires cough assist daily and oral/nasal and tracheal suction on a regular basis. Both his nutritional needs and medication is administered via a gastrostomy. Regular repositioning and the application of orthotic equipment is required whilst supporting this young boy.

Our service user is a lovely young boy who enjoys spending time with his family, playtime with his twin brother and his older sister is very important to him and them. The family also have two small dogs within the home which are a big part of family life.

We are putting together a small team of carers that need to be reliable, have a bubbly personality and can interact with this young boy whilst being able to meet his care needs.

Due to his condition, our service user relies heavily on others to meet all aspects of his care needs so its important that his care team can communicate with him and understand his wishes, desires and needs. Although he is unable to communicate verbally, our service user has no cognitive impairment and is a very clever young boy therefore its important that his care team interact with him like they would with any other child of his age.

Our service user would benefit from having a care team consisting of both male and female carers.

This is a great opportunity for a committed individual who has a genuine interest in working with children and young people.

Our ideal applicant will be experienced in or have exposure to delivering complex clinical care however, this is not essential.

Essential Experience Required

  • 3 months previous care experience
  • Medication Administration
  • Personal Care
  • Moving and Handling

Desirable Experience

  • Tracheostomy
  • Gastrostomy (PEG Feeding)
  • Ventilation Management
  • Suction
  • Cough Assist
  • Nebuliser Care

If you do not have experience above, our in-house clinical team can provide training to upskill the right candidate to the necessary, level of competency to support and meet the needs of our service user.

We have the following shifts available;

  • Waking Nights 9pm-7am (Monday – Sunday)
  • Day shifts may also be available from time to time.
  • Part Time hours are available, Full Times hours could also be considered.

Pay Rates are:

Weeknights - £11.00 per hour Saturday - £11.50 per hour Sunday - £11.50 per hour Bank Holiday - £14.40 per hour PLEASE NOTE HOLIDAY PAY IS PAID ON TOP OF THE ABOVE HOURLY RATES, NOT INCLUDED.

Benefits of working for Apollo Home Healthcare:

  • Loyalty Bonus’s following 6- and 12-months service.
  • Quarterly and Annual Prize draws available to carers.

This is a personally rewarding role where you can build on your clinical skills and experience, whilst delivering exceptional care and support to our service user, really making an impact on his day-to-day life.

An occupational requirement for this position is that his care team will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing work with him. In addition, his care team are required to complete regular COVID-19 tests every 72 hours.

Non-smokers due to non-smoking household.

Why work for Apollo Home Healthcare?

We specialise in the provision of highly complex clinical care services delivered in the homes of service users.

We are passionate about delivering the highest standard of care and we recognise that our Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers are integral to doing this. In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive:

  • Flexible hours to suit
  • Confirmed rotas
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Full clinical training
  • Opportunity to work with other service users in the area
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • Weekly Pay
  • Recommend a Friend
  • Reward & Recognition Scheme

We need key workers on the front line supporting our service users in the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please do not hesitate to contact our dedicated recruitment team on 01902 847111 or email on to find out more.

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