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Healthcare Assistant - Essex

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Essex
  • Salary: £21,785 per Annum (Including Essex Fringe Allowance) + Enhancements

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Your role with us

North Benfleet, Essex - SS12 9JP

Healthcare assistants work in all areas of our Clinical Services, 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. All successful candidates will be required to complete the Care Certificate.

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

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

Rewards

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
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Free parking
  • Paid DBS application
  • Access to free vocational qualifications