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Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Low Sec

St Andrew's Healthcare
Contract Type
Health & Medical
Expiry Date
10/08/2018 09:34:00
Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Locked and Low SecureLocation: NorthamptonSalary: From £16,485 - £17,462 Careel Level - Primary Contributor (Band

Job Description

Healthcare Assistant – Men's Mental Health: Locked and Low Secure
Location: Northampton
Salary: From £16,485 - £17,462 Careel Level - Primary Contributor (Band 2)
Hours: 37.5 per week
The Men’s Locked and Low Secure IPU is made up of four wards situated across the Northampton site.  Three of our wards offer enhanced rehabilitation for working aged males with complex mental health issues with the forth offering support for males with enduring mental illnesses . The men’s low secure IPU will work with you to meet and exceed your own career aspirations while providing an opportunity to trial new and exciting approaches to mental health care.
Your role with us
As a HCA, you'll be under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, usually a nurse, and work with doctors, psychologists and a range of other healthcare professionals.  The main contact you'll have, though, is with the people in our care.
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'll need to be:
  • Resilient
  • 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'll also need:
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
  • Pension
  • 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 5th August