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Senior Healthcare Assistant - Low Secure and Specialist Rehab

Employer
St Andrew's Healthcare
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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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

The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post, and have good time management skills. As part of this, you will be the Safeguarding Navigator for your allocated ward; will be required to support new starters to complete their New Starter's workbook and achieve a broad understanding of the role they will be undertaking. As a senior member you will be expected to lead by example including culture change and use of language.

Your profile

To become a Senior Healthcare Assistant but there are skills and personal characteristics needed. To be a Senior 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
  • Be self-directive and have good time management

You'll also need:
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Observational skills
  • Interest in Physical health
  • Interest in Nutrition & providing dietetic support

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
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