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Band 2 Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 313-A-19-74546-MA

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CAMHS Inpatient
Coalville, Leicestershire

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.


Band 2 Health Care Assistant

Ward 3 at Coalville Hospital is an inpatient unit for adolescents and we strive to provide high quality of care for all of our services users.

We currently have Band 2 Health Care Assistant vacancies and are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and experienced staff to work on the ward.

The role will include interacting and supporting the young people and assisting them to meet their needs whilst on the ward. You will work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team caring for patients and be involved in the organisation and implementation of patient therapeutic activities.

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate excellent communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team. A willingness to engage in developing both yourself and the service is essential and we actively encourage development and aim to provide a flexible workforce to meet service needs.

The post holders require a willingness to be flexible in order to meet the needs of the 24 hour, 7 day a week service and this will include a shift pattern of earlies, lates, weekends, nights and holidays.

Previous healthcare experience and a basic level of IT competence are required. Experience within CAMHS is preferred but not essential. References and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be requested for successful applicants. If successful, you will be supported to complete an induction program.

If you want to make a difference to patients and their families, feel a sense of achievement in your job and that your work can make an impact on young people’s lives then we would like to hear from you.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will have to take the Skills for Health numeracy and literacy assessments, which need to be passed to progress to interview stage.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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