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Healthcare Assistant - Day and Night Opportunities

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £19,361 + Enhancements

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Why the Low Secure and Specialist Rehabilitation Division

Our division is specially designed for adults over the age of 18 with Mental Health, Personality Disorders and challenging behaviour. These include patients who might be a danger to themselves or others, or have committed serious offences.  The division provides treatment in both secure and specialist non-secure rehabilitation facilities. Our facilities, activities, therapies and services are designed with our patients, recovery and community reintegration in mind.

We believe every individual has strengths; our treatment programs build on these to help our service users recover.  We want all patients in our division to have the right care, treatment and support to be able to move into an environment of a lower security, and eventually return to the community. 

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

Your role with us

Healthcare Assistants work in our Clinical Service area, 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

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:

  • 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: 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.