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Social Care Assistant - Men's Medium Secure IPU

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Health & Medical, Social Care
Expiry Date
23/04/2019 14:45:00
Social Care Assistant – Men’s Medium Secure Location:  NorthamptonCareel Level A (Band 4)Salary:  £19,892  (dependent on

Job Description

Social Care Assistant – Men’s Medium Secure
Location:  Northampton
Careel Level A (Band 4)
Salary:  £19,892  (dependent on experience)
Hours: 37.5
Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career.
The Men’s Medium Secure IPU provides recovery and rehabilitation treatment in a medium secure environment. Our 5 wards care for patients with Psychosis, Personality Disorder and Acute Brain Injury as well older adults, younger adults 18 - 35 years and deaf patients.
Your role with us

Joining our friendly social work team, you will be responsible to our Principal Social Worker and supervised by qualified social workers within the team. We provide regular supervision, annual performance review and opportunities for development. There is an expectation that the post holder will seek to develop their skills in the specialist area. The post holder will have excellent communication skills and a can do attitude in addition to:
 • Good communication skills with individuals and their diverse needs
 • To work in a multidisciplinary manner and build relationships with other colleagues and professionals
 • Awareness of adult abuse
 • Be able to work autonomously but recognise when support is needed. 
 • Good written and recording skills
Regular supervision is provided and opportunities for development both in social work and other related practice issues are provided and encouraged.
Your profile

Diploma 3 or above in Health and Social Care/Supporting People or equivalent is desirable & you will have experience within a mental health field of work, ideally within a Health / Social Care setting. 

We offer an excellent benefits package including pension, sickness policy on par with NHS, annual holiday, life cover, car lease scheme, free parking, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & access to vocational qualifications.

We would love you to apply.
For further information please contact, Principal Forensic Social Worker, Cal Allison on 01604 608592

Closing Date: 21st April 2019