Health Care Assistant Jobs in the UK, Our division is specially designed for adults over the age of 18 with Mental Health, Personality Disorders, and challenging behavior. These include patients who might be a danger to themselves or others or have committed serious offenses.
The division provides treatment in both secure and specialist non-secure rehabilitation facilities. Our facilities, activities, therapies, and services are designed with our patients, recovery, and community reintegration in mind.
We believe every individual has strengths; our treatment programs build on these to help our service users recover. We want all patients in our division to have the right care, treatment, and support to be able to move into an environment of lower security and eventually return to the community.
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.
Healthcare assistants work in our Clinical Service area, supporting staff teams in delivering and focusing on our Patients and their rehabilitation, daily activities, and care. The role can be quite active and we would therefore require you to be able to cope with the demands of an active post.
There are no set entry requirements to become a Healthcare Assistant but there are skills and personal characteristics needed. To be a Healthcare Assistant in Mental Health Care, you will need to be:
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
We offer an excellent benefits package including:
Sickness policy on par with the NHS
35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years’ service