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Mental Health Support Worker

Ellingham Hospital is a 30-bed Tier 4 low secure hospital for young people with behavioural or psychological difficulties which benefits from an OFSTED-registered school that supports young people with educational attainment. 

The hospital caters for young people aged 12–18 years, though we are also pleased to now offer an age transition service for individuals aged 18-25 years who require inpatient support and whose vulnerabilities and developmental needs will be best met in a service for younger adults, with expertise in safeguarding and promoting personal development in this group. Our patients often present with complex difficulties encompassing mental health problems, neurodevelopmental disorder, learning disability, attention deficit hyperactivity and Autism Spectrum Disorder

We are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated Health Care Assistants to support our qualified staff with the delivery of care to our patients. You will be involved in the personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a diverse group of service users with varying degrees of mental and physical issues. You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. It is also important that you work well in a team as you will work alongside qualified nurses and staff from other professions.

What we’d like from you:

  • Previous experience within a healthcare setting desirable
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Willingness to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
  • Quality orientation

What we would like to give you;

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (at commencement of employment)
  • A Group Personal Pension Plan (GPPP)
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Care first – Employee Assistance Services
  • Continuous learning and development
  • Career development
  • Personal health insurance
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Voluntary Benefit

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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

£8.70 - 9.40 per hour

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Mental Health Support Worker

Ellingham, Chathill NE67 5HD, UK

Published on 7 Aug 2019