Healthcare Assistant/Trainee

Durham, Durham, England
£ 18813 - 20795 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
11 Oct 2019
10 Nov 2019

Job Description

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.
We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal's Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

The successful candidates must have completed the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 or equivalent. Candidates must also have Literacy and Numeracy level 2 or equivalent and must complete the Trust Healthcare Assistant competencies within their probationary period (first 6 months in role).
The successful candidates who do not have the required qualifications will be expected to enrol on the Healthcare Assistant Framework which will include the acquisition of the level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care, level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent and achievement of competencies. You will have a minimum period of 1 year and upto a maximum of 2 years to complete this.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for band 3 Healthcare Assistants to work with adults with learning disabilities within the Durham and Darlington area. The post requires the successful candidates to work flexibly across the inpatient assessment and treatment unit, and the community.
You will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of issues relating to Transforming Care Agenda, risk assessment, Positive behaviour support, autism and physical and mental well-being.
Working within a person centred values based and supporting the nursing team in identifying strategies and plans for future care, maximising individual's strengths and minimising the impact of their needs on their daily lives.
You will need excellent communication skills and be calm, confident and resilient in your approach. You will need to be able to form therapeutic relationships with people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. You will be joining a team of highly skilled and committed individuals and will become part of the Multi-disciplinary team.
Please be aware that the interview will require a full day attendance

For further details / informal visits contact:
Julie Maskell, Modern Matron, tel: Apply
Claire Reynolds, Ward Manager, tel Apply

Ref: DDL3819

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