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Healthcare Assistant - Part Time -Afternoons CAMHS

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

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Healthcare Assistants - Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire

Salary from £19,361 + Shift Enhancements - per annum, pro rata

Hours:  Part Time Afternoons 1.30pm Until 7.45pm 

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, 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:


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:


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