Job Description‘You should join St Andrew’s if you want to have the opportunity to make a difference to somebody’s life in a positive way’Gregory Martin, Healthcare Assistant in CAMHS
Working as a Healthcare Assistant (HCA) in mental health is very different from working in other areas of healthcare.
In the role with us, you could work in settings ranging from community provisions to secure hospitals.
While elsewhere the focus is often on physical interventions, in mental health it is on personal interaction with the people in our care. This means that those who choose to work in this field often find it extremely rewarding
There are no set entry requirements to become a Healthcare Assistant but there are skills and personal characteristics needed.
To be a Healthcare Assistant in mental health care, you will need to be:
- Caring and kind
- Cheerful and friendly
- Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas
- Able to follow instructions and procedures
- Able to work in a team but use your own initiative
You will also need:
- Communication and listening skills
- Organisational skills
- Observational skills
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
- Sickness policy on par with the NHS
- 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service
- Life cover
- Car lease scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Childcare vouchers
- Healthcare cash plan
- Free parking
- Paid DBS application
- Access to free vocational qualifications
Closing date: Sunday 2nd February 2019.