CAMHS Healthcare Assistant

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Date: 6 days ago
City: Rochford, England
Salary: £21,730 - £23,177 per year
Contract type: Full time
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our CAMHS family at our inpatient mental health services for children and young people in Rochford, Essex. Poplar Adolescent Unit is a 14 bedded general acute ward supporting young people aged 13-18 with a variety of mental health issues.

Poplar is a supportive MDT passionate in developing CAMHS clinicians. We can provide further CAMHS training and opportunities for further development in DBT skills, ASD and more. If you are looking to start your CAMHS journey this your sign to apply!

This post would suit someone who is passionate about young people's mental health, improving outcomes for young people, works well in a dynamic and fast paced environment.

You will be assisting young people with mental health needs and challenging behaviours, such as depression or psychosis, and working with young people who have likely felt or attempted suicidal. You will be required to provide person centred care and working, whilst supporting qualified staff to ensure the highest standards of care are upheld.

Young people, relatives, carers and other staff will find the post holder flexible, approachable and with a helpful and friendly disposition, upholding the ethos of EPUT of good customer care at all times with an awareness of own attitude at all times.

Not enough experience but still want to join EPUT as a Health Care Assistant?

We have a solution for you.

If you have been successful at the interview stage, but do not have enough experience for this role, you may be offered a position as a Band 2 Heath Care Assistant Apprentice. As part of the Band 2 HCA role you will be enrolled onto the Apprenticeship scheme, providing you with the opportunity to earn as you learn. This role enables you to gain valuable experience on the wards/community settings whilst working towards gaining your Care Certificate and naturally progressing into the guaranteed Band 3 HCA role.

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer
The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.
1. To ensure that safe practice to be maintained, by a full awareness of Policies and Procedures regarding aspects of Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression
2. Promoting the recovery model of care and social inclusion
3. An awareness and to keep updated of the Care Quality commission standards
4. Aware of one own appearance, ensure the Trust uniform is worn correctly and is clean and presentable
5. The post holder will be prepared to work within the 24 hours service, 7 days per week, 365 days per year as per rota.
6. An understanding of the Mental Health Act/Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs) and (MCA) Mental Capacity Assessments.
7. Take responsibility to ensure all mandatory training is up to date
8. Aware of one’s own self-development needs and attend appropriate courses as agreed at appraisal.
9. Attend in-service and other training as required.
10. To be appraised once a year
11. Undertake clinical supervision to enhance practice
12. At all times be aware of the Trust’s ethos and maintaining of customer care standards
13. Undertake any other appropriate duties as required.

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