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Healthcare Assistant - LD/ASD Pathway

Posted 19 September by St Andrew's Healthcare Ended
This is a full time permanent position - if you cannot commit to full time hours please apply for our WorkChoice Healthcare Assistant position

Healthcare Assistant – ASD/LD Pathway
Location: Northampton
Salary: From £14,961.00 per annum + £683.00 Clinical Allowance and Special Duty Pay
Hours: 37.5 per week

We are seeking highly motivated health care assistants to work with us on our locked, low and medium secure units within the LD/ASD pathway.

This is your opportunity to be part of specialist services for people with a Learning Disability (LD) and or Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  You be part of the multi disciplinary team of Nurses, 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.  You do not have to have been a Health Care Assistant before as long as you are caring, committed, and compassionate about people and would like to improve people’s quality of life.

The job can be highly rewarding though is challenging at times, but with the training we give you and the experience you will learn will give you the skills to support people in a least restrictive way and help the people to thrive and move forward.

Many of the service users have experienced severe trauma in their lives and staff members need to work to develop a compassionate and sensitive ward culture that helps to develop trust and a positive theraputic rapport.  Our objective is to help people feel safe enough to learn new ways of behaving so that they can move towards lowe secure environments or community living.

Working at St Andrew’s Healthcare

We’re the UK’s largest independent provider of NHS services, a unique mental health charity aspiring to deliver truly world-class care. Our focus is transforming lives through ground breaking treatment and rehabilitation, with surpluses re-invested in our outstanding facilities. You’ll find a welcoming, inclusive culture here, inspired by the shared values of our team. Everyone has their part to play in the amazing work we do – you’ll have every opportunity to get what you want from your career.

Your role with us

This role is based at our Northampton site.

Rota's are flexibly managed and you will be required to work the full range of shifts including days, twilights, every other weekend and nights.

Your profile

You will need to be compassionate, resilient, motivated, approachable and reliable. You do not need prior experience of working with in this area as long as you are willing to learn and share our values and driver to provide exceptional services.


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
- Childcare vouchers
- Healthcare cash plan
- Free parking
- Paid DBS application
- Access to free vocational qualifications

Closing date: Sunday 22nd October 2017

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

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