Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
Are you interested in joining a friendly and energetic team who work closely with people with acute and enduring mental health problems and their families? Are you passionate about caring? Are you looking for a fulfilling and rewarding career in mental health?
If so joining our team as a Healthcare Assistant could be the role for you. We will offer you meaningful induction and ongoing support in your role within a caring team who will help you to develop your knowledge and skills in our specialism of ward-based nursing. You will also complete (or demonstrate previous completion of) the Care Certificate during your probationary period and there are opportunities to complete an apprenticeship in health care.
Applewood ward is an 18 mixed bedded unit based on the Sandalwood court site in Stratton, Swindon. The ward has male and female wings with separate lounge and gardens and a large central lounge and dining area. Rooms for reflection, families, meetings and occupational therapies along with an extra care area including seclusion are available. The MDT prides its self on having good working relationships with colleagues from other teams the third sector and statutory agencies. Service user and carer involvement is integral to developing services and maintaining quality standards.
We are looking for motivated and experienced Health Care Assistants who wish to work with adults of working age in an Acute Psychiatric Care setting.
Health Care Assistant on Applewood work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals to ensure that the clinical, environmental and social needs of our service users are met. We put huge emphasis on working collaboratively with individuals to empower them in their recovery and enable them to move through the care pathway. The ward prides itself on delivering a therapy based model of care providing a holistic and needs led approach.
The post requires flexible shift working, including rotation onto night shifts. Part -time working may be considered for suitable applicants.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Pam Rogers, Ward Manager - Apply
or Jennifer Fletcher, Senior Practitioner - Apply