Healthcare Assistant (Complex Care)


Great opportunity to work as a Carer in Taunton with someone with complex needs. Make a real difference in someones day to day life.

  • Location: TAUNTON
  • Type: Complex Care - Care Assistant
  • Pay Rates: £14.80 - £17.05 P/H

Complex Care Healthcare Assistant Night Shifts for an Adult in Taunton

Ocean Healthcare are looking for an experienced Female Healthcare Assistant to support a woman in Taunton who has Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2, this affects her nerve cells that control voluntary muscles. She is immobile and reliant on carers for all movement, transfers, and repositioning. She is dependent on her moulded seating bespoke motorised wheelchair to move around.

This lady is very articulate, she can make her own choices and make her needs known. She can eat and drink but requires support from her carers to help feed her due to the limited mobility she has in her arms. She requires support from a carer with all her continence, skin integrity and personal care needs. She lives at home with her mum, sister and 5 lap dogs that she is very fond of. She also has indoor birds that will sometimes be let out of enclosures inside the house.

During some shifts, you will be required to attend Bridgewater College as this service user is currently studying there.

You will need to be patient and caring and enjoy supporting people to enjoy their best life. Please feel free to give us a call on 01803 470025 if you’d like to know more or Click Apply anywhere on this page and we’ll be in touch.

You will be working 2:1

Shift Details:

8pm – 8am, 2-3 Nights Per Week Available

The ideal candidate would be a resilient, seasoned carer with a solid understanding of personal care, and experience with moving and handling. Experience with BiPap, Cough Assist and Scoliosis would also be preferred.

You need to be an experienced carer. It is not essential that you have specific experience working with complex needs as you will get all the training you need. You will be trained and supported by our outstanding team of specialists and nurses. This will involve training and shadowing until one of our nurses is happy to sign you off as competent. Training is paid for.

Pay Rates:

  • £14.80 p/hr Monday - Thursday

  • £15.05 p/hr Friday

  • £17.05 p/hr Saturday - Sunday

  • £20.05 p/hr Bank Holidays

Note: Paid Weekly or Monthly

For consistency a minimum availability of 2-3 nights a week would be preferable up to a maximum of 4 nights each week. Flexibility would be appreciated, but we are willing to consider your personal circumstances if there are nights/times you are unable to work.

Mileage paid after your first 7 miles to this location in Taunton up to a maximum of 20 miles each way.

While there are lots of work opportunities within Ocean Healthcare, the terms detailed in this job advert are specific ONLY to this package of care. Permanent and bank contracts available. You can work full or part time.

You must be patient and caring and able to work on your own while providing care as part of a team. To learn more about this opportunity please get in touch.

Click 'APPLY' anywhere on this page or Call Sarah on 01803 470025.


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