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CAMHS Healthcare Assistant - Full Time

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: £20,535 + Enhancements

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Help our young people to live well and to their full potential

 

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire

Salary from £20,535 + Shift Enhancements

Hours:  Full Time Days - working every other weekend

Our CAMHS division based in Smyth House is a Trauma Informed Care Service, ensuring that everything we do is driven by an understanding of how trauma affects the whole person; physically, mentally and socially. We provide low and medium secure Tier 4 CAMHS inpatient services, with the objective of enabling young people to live well and to their full potential in the least restrictive environment possible.

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are designed for boys and girls aged 13 to 18 with complex mental disorders, severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, intellectual disabilities, mental illness and autistic spectrum disorders. Our ethos, is to provide person-centred care which addresses young people’s mental health needs as well as their functional, cognitive, emotional, social, communication, sensory and vocational needs. All of our therapies, facilities, education and activities are designed to reach the maximum potential for our young people and enable them to move forward with their journey through life.

There are no set entry requirements to become a Healthcare Assistant but there are skills and personal characteristics needed, previous experience working within a Mental Health Setting or with CAMHS would be desirable. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post

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


Rewards
 
We offer an excellent benefits package including:

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; Electric Car lease scheme; Cycle to work scheme; Healthcare cash plan; Free parking; Paid DBS application; Access to free vocational qualifications. On-site facilities such as gym and swimming pool access and cafés all set within beautiful grounds.