Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2020.

Health Care Assistant - Band 3

Job Reference: 367-CAMHS-3906-A

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Forest House Adolescent Unit, Radlett
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum - this post also attra

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

Forest House Adolescent Unit is a 16 bedded in-patient unit for 13-18 year olds, and is a New Care Models pilot site for NHS England.

What this means is, Tier 4 in Hertfordshire has changed, to offer an alternative to in-patient admissions in the form of an award winning Home Treatment Team. The Home Treatment Team and the in-patient team will be working side by side, very closely, to enable young people to receive the right care, at the right time for the right individual.

We are looking for a number of Band 3 HCA's who can join our Multi-Disciplinary Team to deliver safe and effective inpatient services that aim to embrace recovery by working in partnership with service users and their carers.

Our CAMHS Services are currently rated as CQC "Outstanding" and provide a high standard of treatment and care in a safe and therapeutic setting for service users in the acute and vulnerable stage of their illness. The successful candidate must display a considerable degree of initiative, possess mature judgement and maintain a calm, friendly and efficient manner when dealing with service users, their relatives, colleagues and visitors. The post holder will be required to work independently using initiative, and applying a high degree of confidentiality to all of their work. They must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills, manage competing demands and organise their work effectively. We are looking for motivated nurses who can bring energy and ideas to the team.

We would be interested to hear from you if you are interested in working with an "Outstanding Team" and wish to further develop your own carer in a supportive and forward thinking organisation.

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 2010).

For further details / informal visits contact:

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Jane Fullard - Modern Matron or Amanda Griffiths - Team Leader on 01923 289940

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

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.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Committed
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • CQC Outstanding