Job DescriptionHealthcare Assistant – Fairbairn – Men’s Mental Health Deaf Service
Salary: From £16,485 plus benefits
Fairbairn is a 15 bed ward in purpose-built medium secure service which manages deaf or hearing impaired (profound, severe, partial or hard of hearing) patients’ with complex mental illness in a culturally sensitive environment.
The ward accepts patients with a wide range of diagnosis including mental illness, learning disability, brain injury, autism spectrum disorder or personality disorder.
Over a third of our nursing team are deaf and all staff and patients are trained in British Sign Language (BSL) ensuring greater engagement within the unit and participation in therapy. With only 15 beds we are able to provide patients with tailored interventions and support them in building relationships with fellow patients to aid recovery and create a sense of belonging.
Applicants do not necessarily need to be able to use British Sign Language (BSL) or have previous experience of working with deaf people. All successful candidates will be given appropriate BSL training and support to develop effectively in their role
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.
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 vocational qualifications
Closing date: Sunday 3rd February 2019.