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Band 3 Healthcare Assistant - Hillview Lodge, Bath

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Hillview Lodge
£18,813 per annum
25/06/2019 23:59

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.


Sycamore ward is a 15 bedded acute metal health ward . In your role as a Health Care Assistant you will be actively engaging people with acute mental health problems in practical and recovery focused support. Sycamore ward is a fast paced environment, and we care for a diverse client group.

We welcome creative and flexible applicants with good written and verbal communication skills. Experience in mental health is desirable but not essential which you will need to complete the Trust Care Certificate and if appropriate you can also apply for an Apprenticeship to help further your development. You will also have an induction programme with mandatory training, and additional training opportunities.

All ward staff are expected to work a mixture of shifts, consisting of earlies, lates, nights and weekends- this is integral to the post. All staff are expected to undertake training in PMVA (Physical Management of Violence and Aggression).

We offer excellent staff benefits including a salary sacrifice scheme and Trust pension.

Successful candidates will be required to complete (or demonstrate previous completion of) the AWP Care certificate.  All 15 standards need to have been passed in order to advance beyond the probationary period.  For details see The Care Certificate - Information for Applicants.

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Applicant requirements

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

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ingrid Corbel, Ward Manager at Sycamore Ward on Tel: 01225 362862