Healthcare Assistants - Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
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Healthcare Assistants - Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Days / Nights
Salary from £19,361 + Shift Enhancements.
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Hours: Full Time / Part Time , Flexible working hours available
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
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
Car lease scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Healthcare cash plan
Paid DBS application
Access to free vocational qualifications