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Health Care Assistant

Band 4

Main area
Adult Mental Health
Band 4
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Holly Lodge, 45 Church Lane, Cheshunt , Waltham Cross, EN8 0DR
£22,549 - £24,882 per annum
Salary period
23/09/2021 23:59

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 below. 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.

An exciting opportunity for the post of Health Care Assistant has become available in Cheshunt Adult Community Mental Health Service based at Holly Lodge in Cheshunt .

The post holder will work closely with the Multidisciplinary team comprising of Nurses, Social Workers , Occupational Therapists , Psychiatrists, Psychologists and STaR workers to support service-users through their recovery journey as well as being a point of liaison for transition process with CAMHS.

The post holder will provide support to the nursing & clinic functions of the service with support & training as required.

We are looking for people with a real keenness to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people with mental health problems; People who can work consistently with empathy, compassion and patience to create innovative solutions to help empower service users.

You will need an NVQ Level 2/3 qualifications with two to three years of experience of providing mental health services within a team setting, which may be combined with personal lived experience of mental health difficulties.

You will be skilled in engaging service users in effective treatment, supporting  people across the whole spectrum of biological, psychological and social needs.  Working flexibly and creatively with people in order to achieve their individual goals. You will need an ability to work unsupervised in a range of settings and form positive therapeutic relationships with service users and carers.

We will offer you a bespoke professional development plan with opportunities to specialise in the support of people with mental health problems. You’ll be part of a motivated and skilled workforce, well supported by other professionals with access to on-going professional 1:1 and peer led supervision and training.

At HPFT our staff are our most important resource and we offer: a thorough induction to your role and team, regular, good quality supervision, and the opportunity to apply to work flexibly so that you can balance your work with your life outside work, strong values – we’re a welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional organization

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement  where applicable.

For an informal chat about the post, please call Clinical Nurse Specialist Christine Best on 07880080982

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Christine Best
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 Clinical Nurse Specialist Christine Best on 07880080982