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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/01/2021.

Support Worker – Sycamore ward

Job Reference: L28-A-20-6703

St Andrew’s Healthcare
ASD & Learning Disabilities
From £17,347 plus enhancements


Healthcare Assistant – Sycamore ward, ASD & Learning Disabilities Division


Salary From £17,347 plus enhancements

Full time - 37.5 hours per week


We are looking to recruit motivated, resourceful and resilient individuals to join our team on Sycamore Ward.

The ward is a 4 bedded female ward offering enhanced support and person-centred care to women with ASD/ID and complex behaviours that can be challenging to others.

As a Healthcare Assistant you will be responsible for the day to day care of the women and will be key in helping them to improve their quality of life and, ultimately, move on to a less secure setting. Working as part of a Multidisciplinary team, you will deliver high standards of individualised care, activities and therapeutic interventions to our patients. You will be provided with the necessary training tailored to the ward’s treatment model.

Our experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team will work with you and support your own personal development to meet the needs of this challenging patient group.

Our aim is to provide a caring ward in a secure hospital environment, with caring staff who can work together with patients to improve their quality of life.

We know that if we take care of you, you will be able to take care of our patients.

If you feel you have the skills to support our patient group and be part of their recovery – join us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Your role

This is your opportunity to be part of specialist services for people Learning Disability.You will be part ofthe multi-disciplinary team ofNurses, Occupational Therapist, Psychologists, Social Workers and Responsible Clinicians that work on the ward who are able to provide expertise in all aspects of the service users' requirements. You will also be trained within all aspects of the role and have a mentor to support you.

Your profile

A Healthcare Assistant, who is

  • Resilient

  • Caring and kind

  • Cheerful and friendly

  • Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas

  • Able to follow instructions and procedures

  • Able to work in a team but use your own initiative

    You'll also need:

  • Communication and listening skills

  • Organisational skills

  • Observational skills

    “Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.”

    We offer an excellent benefits package including:

  • Pension

  • Sickness policy on par with the NHS

  • 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service

  • Life cover

  • Car lease scheme

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Healthcare cash plan

  • Free parking

  • Paid DBS application

  • Access to free vocational qualifications

  • 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.

    Closing date: Sunday 24th January 2021

    You will be required to attend a pre screen initial face to face assessment prior to moving forward to an interview stage

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