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Senior Healthcare Assistants - Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Profession: Healthcare Assistants
  • Location: Northampton
  • Salary: From £20,500 + Enhancements

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Senior Healthcare Assistants - Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

Location: Northampton

Salary from £20,500 + Shift Enhancements

Hours:  37.5 hours per week


We have opportunities across all wards within the Child and Adolescent Division for Senior Heathcare Assistants.

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.

In this role you will be the most Senior Healthcare Assistant on the ward, supporting qualified nurse’s to deliver exceptional care to our patients. You will take a lead in mentoring junior Healthcare Assistants and the organisation and co-ordination of the day. Knowledge and experience of working with this patient group and community services would be an advantage, as you will be a role model to your team, demonstrating a flexible, individual and person centred approach. Safety and therapeutic engagement is the key components of our care delivery focus and should be a key demonstrable ability required for this role.  Previous CAMHS inpatient experience will be desirable.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career and be part of a developing service.

“Applicants will need to hold the care certificate or have considerable experience in healthcare especially, working with patients In the community and gain the care certificate within the first six months of employment. We offer full support and training to gain the care certificate where needed.”

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