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Salary: £14,654.00 - £17,538.00 per annum, inclusive of St Andrew`s Clinical Allowance
We are seeking to recruit Healthcare Assistants to work as part of the ward based multi-disciplinary team in providing direct care for our service users. All post holders will be part of a 24 hour / 7 day rotational shift pattern.
St Andrew`s Nottinghamshire is a purpose built state of the art medium and low secure service which opened in September 2010. St Andrew`s Nottinghamshire, located in Mansfield, has been designed specifically for men with autism and learning disabilities who may present with challenging behaviour.
You will need a flexible approach to working hours, be able to demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills and exhibit attitudes and behaviours reflective of St Andrew`s vision and values. Applications are welcomed from well-motivated individuals, able to demonstrate initiative and flexibility. Full training and support will be provided and opportunities for career development are encouraged.
The role is very active, therefore we require you to be physically fit and able to carry out physically demanding duties. Please note successful applicants will be able to work nights after competence is demonstrated in this role.
Good interpersonal talents with very clear and concise written and verbal communication skills, a basic knowledge of IT and an ability to work flexibly, as part of a team, are essential criteria when providing care for service users with challenging behaviours. Applicants must also be self-motivated and able to demonstrate the ability to provide high standards of care to meet the needs of the service.
Some knowledge or awareness of nursing within a secure mental health service would be desirable, but not essential. We provide a 6 month induction package (for permanent staff), St Andrew`s invests heavily in training and support for our staff, so there are many opportunities for ongoing training and development within our service.
St Andrew`s is the UK`s largest mental health charity. We offer specialist secure services for men, women, adolescents and older people across mental health, learning disability, brain injury and degenerative disorders such as Huntington`s and Alzheimer`s. Putting Service Users` needs at the heart of everything we do, we have built an innovative culture of clinical expertise.
All positions within St Andrew`s are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance, St Andrew`s will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies. Please quote the relevant reference number on all correspondence relating to these vacancies. We do welcome your application, however, even if you meet the minimum criteria for this role, you are not guaranteed an interview.
St Andrew`s is an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No 1104951