Senior Healthcare Assistant - Women's Mental Health Pathway

£15913 - £19585 per annum, Benefits: plus excellent benefits
18 Oct 2016
15 Nov 2016
David Anthony
Nursing Field
Mental Health
Job Type
Salary: £15913 to £19585 (plus unregistered clinical allowance of £683 p/a)
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
St Andrew`s is the UK`s largest mental health charity. We offer specialist 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 Patient`s needs at the heart of everything we do, we have built an innovative culture of clinical expertise.
Why the female mental health service?
Our services are specially designed for women over the age of 18 with Mental Health, Personality Disorders and challenging behaviour. These include women who might be a danger to themselves or others, or have committed serious offences. The pathway provides medium and low secure, locked and open units. The Units are aligned along sub-pathways for Personality Disorder, Psychosis and related illnesses and rehabilitation. Our facilities, activities, therapies and services are designed with women in mind.
We believe every individual has strengths. Our treatment programs build on these to help women recover. We want all women in our pathway 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. An exciting opportunity has risen within the female Mental Health Pathway for Stowe Medium Secure unit and Sinclair Low Secure Unit for a Senior Healthcare Assistant.
Sinclair Unit
Sinclair is a low-secure ward within the Women's Mental Health Pathway, based in the Main building of St Andrew`s` Northampton site. It offers admission, assessment and stabilisation for fifteen women within a low secure setting. The Sinclair Ward team aims to provide a high quality service offering assessment, treatment, care and security for women who present with mental health difficulties.
Stowe Unit
Stowe is a highly specialised unit for women with complex mental health needs, challenging behaviour and treatment-resistant psychosis. We are a recovery-oriented service, providing bespoke psychosocial packages of care aimed at increasing skills to manage distress and psychotic symptoms, minimise risk, and enable individuals to work towards realistic and achievable goals.
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.
Knowledge and experience of working with this patient group 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 key components of our care delivery focus and should be a key demonstrable interest and ability required for this role.
Closing Date: 20/11/2016
There is the opportunity for you to apply to our Aspire Programme, a nursing bursary programme, which could support you while training to be a qualified nurse. Each year we provide the financial and development support for 20 of our employees to gain a Nursing Degree.