Health Care Assistant - Complex Care Team

East Cheshire NHS Trust

The closing date is 05 December 2021

Job summary

If you care for others without a second thought and are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference Complex Care could be the right choice for you. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic Health Care Assistants with a positive attitude and compassion to join the Complex Care Team to support an adolescent who requires invasive ventilation to live as normal a life as possible. You should be able to demonstrate a willingness and commitment to team working and have good communication skills. Level 2 NVQ in health and social care is essential. Successful applicants will complete a competency-based training programme and will have the opportunity to complete the Care Certificate developed by Skills for Care, skills for health and Health Education England, which will equip them with the fundamental skills needed to provide quality care. You will have access to the NHS pension scheme and health service discounts.

We have several positions available which will involve shift work including days, nights and weekends. Our office is based in Congleton but the care package is in Macclesfield so the ability to travel is essential. This post is subject to Enhanced DBS.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jane Farr, Complex Care Team Leader on 01625 663365 or 07824481772.

This post is Permanent and there is also a Fixed term position to cover Maternity Leave.

Hours per week: 32 (Permanent) 30 (Fixed Term)

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible for the holistic care of a child with complex health care needs and/or technology dependence in the Clients own home. Following a period of competency based training and supervision; HCAs will be expected to carry out all relevant forms of care following client care plans and East Cheshire Trust policy, procedures and guidelines. The post- holder will be working in conjunction with the family, other carers, health care professionals and teachers to ensure a holistic approach to the child / young persons care.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Care Certificate (or commitment to undertake on commencement of the post)
  • NVQ level 3/ City and Guilds - Health/social care related subject (level 3) - or equivalent experience.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge, skills or experience in health/social care
  • Shows insight into the needs and circumstances of patient group.
  • Ability to recognise limitations of the role.
  • Understand the concept of self-care and self-management principles
  • Knowledge of clinical procedures, observations and care.
  • Ensures that own actions support equality, diversity, rights and maintain quality.
  • Ability to follow direction during a period of supervision and training.
  • Awareness of need for confidentiality and professionality.



  • Experience of working with people and dealing with members of the public
  • Self- motivated and enthusiasm for the role with the ability to work on own initiative whilst recognising own limitations.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal communication skills
  • Team player

Specific Job Requirement


  • Must be able to undertake all aspects of the role whilst working as a lone worker
  • Flexible approach to meet service need including ability to work flexibly across a variety of shift patterns.
  • Able to work unsociable hours / shifts to meet the needs of the client.

Other Role Requirements


  • Please refer to the person specification for further details regarding the role requirements

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Congleton War Memorial Hospital

Canal Road


CW12 3AR

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Jane Farr


Date posted

19 November 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


£20,330 to £21,777 a year per annum, pro rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Congleton War Memorial Hospital

Canal Road


CW12 3AR

Supporting documents

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