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Healthcare Assistant - Full time (Autism & Learning Disabilities)

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £20,535 plus enhancements

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ASD & Learning Disability Division

Location: Northampton: Northamptonshire

Salary: From £20,535 plus enhancements

Full time - 37.5 hours per week - Days

Flexible hours will be considered

"Whilst working in healthcare during the pandemic has been challenging it has also been one of the most rewarding areas to work in"

St Andrew’s Healthcare is a charity providing specialist mental healthcare for patients with some of the most complex mental health needs in the UK. We provide care across a number of services including Men’s Mental HealthWomen’s Mental HealthChild and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)Brain Injury, Dementia and Huntington’s Disease, Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Learning Disability, DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) and PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit)

We develop innovative ways to help patients recover, creating a package of care designed around each individual, their preferences and needs. We focus on physical and spiritual wellbeing as well as mental health

ASD and LD

Our aim is to provide high-quality assessment, care and treatment, helping patients to progress to the least restrictive setting by equipping them with the skills required to live as independently as possible, closer to communities of their choosing.

Our teams are multi-disciplinary with extensive knowledge, skills and experience of working with individuals with ASD and learning disability. We include patients in planning their care, valuing and embracing each and every individual’s unique qualities.

Your role

Healthcare Assistants work in our Clinical areas, supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our Patients and their rehabilitation, daily activities and care. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post.

Your profile

A Healthcare Assistant, who is:

  • 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

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.
We offer an excellent benefits package including:

Pension; Sickness policy on par with the NHS; Access to the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts schemes; 35 days annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing to 41 after 10 years' service; Life cover; Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications.

There is the opportunity for you to apply to our Aspire Programme, a nursing bursary programme, which could support you while training to be a qualified nurse. Each year we provide the financial and development support for 20 of our employees to gain a Nursing Degree.

Closing date: Sunday 4th December 2022

Please note candidates will be required to attend a pre screen appointment where if shortlisted you will then be required to attend and interview assessment on site.