Health Care Assistant
Henshaws College, Harrogate
Closing date: Thursday, 1st Sep 2022
Salary: £10.68ph/ £19,437.60per annum
Hours per week: 35
Weeks per year: 52
Annual Leave: 25 days plus 10 days bank holiday (pro-rata for part-time/term time)
DBS: Enhanced with child & Adult barring – Paid for by Henshaws
Rota Pattern: Mix of 7:30am-3:00pm and 2:30pm-10:00pm
Benefits: Enhanced sick pay and annual leave, 4 days full pay emergency domestic leave per year, free eye test vouchers, long service awards, access to free of charge independent counselling service, opportunity to buy additional annual leave, flexible work patterns
Full Job Description and Personal Specification available to download
Henshaws is a northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities to go beyond expectations.
We believe that, wherever they are, everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life. Our support, advice and training enables people and their families build skills, develop confidence, help each other and look forward to a more positive future.
We are now looking for a Health Care Assistant to join our clinical Team! You will work under the direction of our nurses working to provide safe & evidence based clinical interventions. We offer 24 hour support to our students ensuring a range of complex health needs are met.
Key responsibilities will include:
Undertake in practice competency assessments covering a range of different clinical interventions including but not limited to Gastrostomy, Oxygen, Tracheostomy care, Cough Assist, Non-invasive Ventilation and Oral suction
Carry out delegated nursing interventions in line with clinical care plans, such as subcutaneous injection, Bowel care, INR and Tracheostomy tube changes.
Manage and administrate student’s medication in accordance with policy and procedures.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Hold NVQ 2/Diploma in Health and Social Care
Willingness to assist students with any personal care requirements as needed
Knowledge of care work and what this will involve including understanding dignity and respect
Why choose to work for Henshaws?
We recently asked our staff what made them happy at work… Here are just a few of their comments.
‘I truly believe we make a difference every day and I love the people I work with’
‘Being part of a charity that improves peoples’ lives’
‘Being part of an organisation that does something very worthwhile, seeing colleagues’ dedication to their work and being a part of the team, seeing progress students make, feeling generally appreciated for my work’
‘Good working relationships with colleagues’
‘The students, positive staff, warm environment’
‘Positive working culture, shared values, and having a positive impact on the lives of the people we help’
Closing Date: Thursday 1st September – 12noon
To gain a full understanding of the role please read the job description and person specification available on-line at www.henshaws.org.uk/jobs or contact the HR department on 01423 814510.
Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details.
Registered Charity No: 221888