Job Title: Healthcare Assistant
Location: Dartmouth House, 70-72 Handsworth Wood Rd, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham B20 2DT
Salary: £9.60 – £10.57 per hour plus enhancements (with incremental increases on completion of probation and annually thereafter)
Hours: Rotating Pattern of long day/night/weekend shifts/bank holidays
Job Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Part-Time
Options for Care provides mental health recovery services in Birmingham. The organisation delivers these services through two inpatient hospital units and one community recovery home. The organisational goal is to support service users to realise their potential with improvement and developments in the quality of life, leading to a gradual progression through the recovery pathway to eventual discharge.
Options for Care are looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants, for our existing hospital unit at Dartmouth House.
Dartmouth House is a 16 bed male long term mental health rehabilitation inpatient unit based in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham.
We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Healthcare Assistants who have a genuine passion for working with people who have severe and enduring mental health diagnoses and are able to support our mission, vision and values.
· Realising Potential
· We offer best-practice interventions to enable personal recovery and wellbeing
· The individual is at the heart of everything we do
· We inspire, stimulate and empower people to achieve and grow through compassionate, supportive and protective relationships
· We deliver and continuously evaluate high-quality service whilst respecting difference, promoting dignity and supporting the privacy of others
- Fulfilling the role of Associate/Co-Worker under the supervision of a qualified nurse/clinician.
- Assisting and assessing individuals with Activities of Daily Living; including personal hygiene, dietary intake, budget management, and so on; with due regard to the principle of recovery.
- Helping individuals to maintain independence from others by assessing and assisting in the development of daily living, domestic, communication and social skills.
- Promoting the physical health and wellbeing of service users through support and education and assisting qualified staff in the physical health monitoring, including monitoring of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, respiration, weight, drug and alcohol screening (after appropriate training).
- Maintaining a safe environment free from unnecessary hazards.
- Reporting any abnormalities, accidents, untoward incidents or observations relating to care.
- Ensuring that the dignity and privacy of service users are maintained.
- Ensuring the promotion of issues of equality diversity and rights in accordance with good practice and legislation.
- Ensuring effective communication pathways exist.
- Under the supervision of a qualified team member, implementing and assisting with the evaluation of individual plans of care.
- Reporting and recording the results of implemented plans of care in the appropriate and agreed format.
- Under supervision, and with appropriate training, taking a lead role in one or more aspects of care, i.e. Infection Control, Health & Safety.
- Assisting senior staff in the planning and delivery of therapeutic and social activities for patients in the clinical area.
- When necessary, accompanying/escorting service users as directed by senior staff.
- Observe the requirements of the Mental Health Act 1983, Children’s Act and Child Protection and Vulnerable Adult procedures.
- Responsible for the promotion of carer and service user involvement within the service and for its provision.
- Responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with service users, and the implementation of evidence-based therapeutic interventions, under the guidance of the multidisciplinary team.
- Hourly rate starting from £9.60 ph to 10.57ph
- Sick Pay
- Shift Enhancements include 20% nights and 40% weekends
- In addition to an annual pay review, Options for Care benefits from an incremental pay pathway linked to the appraisal process. The first of these is awarded following successful completion of a six-month probation period.
The Government mandated requirement for all health and social care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) has been suspended.
Options for Care encourages the uptake of COVID-19 vaccinations to protect individuals, colleagues, service users and communities as the best line of defence against COVID-19.
If you are interested in applying for the role, or if you require further information regarding the role or an informal discussion, please contact Perminder Bath, Head of HR, on 0121 523 5573 or Matthew Lockley, Registered Manager, on 0121 523 5573.