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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/12/2020.

Health Care Assistant - Enhanced Assessment and Treatment Practitione

Job Reference: 367-LD&F-4140

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Learning Disability & Forensic
Little Plumstead Hospital, Little Plumstead, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 5EW, Norwich
£21,892 - £24,157 Per Annum

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


The Enhanced Assessment and Treatment team provide intensive support to adults with learning disabilities who are presenting challenging behaviour and / or mental health problems in the community to prevent, where possible, admission to hospital. The service also supports individuals in the community who have a forensic history and the aim is to help prevent re-offending and returning to secure services. The team will work closely with individuals to assess risk and provide appropriate treatment to their needs.

The team will act as a gateway to the inpatient assessment and treatment service and work in close liaison with inpatient services to facilitate appropriate admission and timely discharge from services. The team currently provide a 9am to 5pm service Monday to Friday (this potentially will change to a 7 day week service) and will work with the service user in a variety of health and social care settings. The post holder may be required to work within 24 hour shift patterns to support the role in agreement with the Team Leader.

This post involves working both within our assessment and treatment inpatient service for adults with intellectual disabilities (Astley Court) and our enhanced assessment and treatment service within the community.

Car driver essential, or access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995).

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including work life balance policies, childcare savings, a free Counseling Service, Occupational Health Services, excellent pension scheme and NHS shopping discounts.


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameJames RuthenJob titleClinical Team LeaderEmail addressjames.ruthen@nhs.netTelephone number01603 711148

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.

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