Health Care Assistant – Mental Health

Leigh House
Hourly Rate

Fully Flexible Bank Shifts and Unique Long Term Placement Opportunities Available

Are you a Mental Health - Health Care Assistant seeking flexibility in your work pattern? Do you want to make a difference to patients’ quality of life? Are you seeking the opportunity to gain experience in a forensic setting?

We currently have some unique and exciting opportunities within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust which will allow the successful candidates to gain regular shifts and valuable experience within a unique mental health environment of Forensic Mental Health. We have Long Term Placement opportunities available, providing you with the chance to work regular shifts for a guaranteed period!

Location: Leigh House Hospital, Alresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1HD

Band 2

Day Rate - £10.19 per hour

Night/Sat Rate - £14.36 per hour

Sun/Bank Holiday Rate - £18.64 per hour

Leigh House Hospital is a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Hospital near to the M3 in Winchester. We are a 21-bed unit caring for male and female young people from the age of 12-18yrs. The young people who come to Leigh House can be admitted informally or may be detained under the Mental Health Act for a period of assessment and treatment. We offer a safe and welcoming environment to a range of young people who may be suffering from mental illnesses such as mood disorders and psychotic illness, as well as anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Leigh House also offers treatment for young people who suffer from an eating disorder as part of an evidence-based programme. The role of the nursing team is about offering day-to-day support to the young people by encouraging them to have a structured day of school and therapies, as well as engaging them in activities and offering emotional support. We have free parking onsite for all staff and visitors, with meals and snacks included within the shift as we eat together with the young people.

  • To provide physical and psychological care to service users in accordance with the specified plan of clinical care.
  • To carry out duties as designated by the person in charge
  • To accurately record patient/client information
  • To provide support to relatives/carers

NHS Professionals, working in conjunction with Southern Health NHS Foundation trust are seeking motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking Health Care Assistants who are passionate about providing the best care to our patients to complement our existing team and join the bank. NHS Professionals works in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust to provide their temporary staffing requirements.

You will be offered a full induction, training and development opportunities and a fully flexible approach to hours – full or part time.

To apply for this post, you must:

  • Have a minimum of 6 months experience in a similar role held within the last 2 years
  • Have good communication skills and demonstrate evidence of team working
  • Be able to take direction and instruction and be honest and trustworthy

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Weekly pay
  • Access to the NHSP Stakeholder Pension
  • Paid annual leave and statutory maternity pay
  • Training and development opportunities

Please note that you will be contacted via email throughout the recruitment process, so we urge you to ensure your email address submitted is accurate and checked regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

Registration with NHS Professionals is subject to employment history and reference checking and offers of registration are therefore conditional upon the receipt of satisfactory references.

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