CURRENT VACANCIES Mental Health Care Assistant

Mental Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 11158_1525103489
Salary: £16293 - £18000 per annum + Pension scheme and employee bonus scheme
Salary per: Annum
Job Duration:
Job Start Date: ASAP

Reference: VAC-11158

Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Sector: Health Care

Salary: £16,293 – £18,000 dependant on experience


Our client offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women in a purpose-built therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery. A range of therapies supports the care pathway towards independent living.

This is a secure 86 bed mental health hospital that provides a comprehensive psychological assessment and therapy programme across its four secure wards. Their psychologists are trained in a variety of psychological assessments and therapeutic models, allowing them to offer a personalised package of assessment and therapies to service users.

Offering specialist diagnostic assessments for Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ADOS) and Personality Disorders (IPDE and PCL-R). The therapies offered include Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Substance Misuse Programme, Fire Setting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (FIP-MO) and Sex Offender Treatment Programme for Mentally Disordered Offenders (SOTP-MO). The psychology team offers a range of individual therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural and Cognitive Analytical Therapy, Schema focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


We have an exciting opportunity for individuals who are passionate, caring and want to make a difference to people’s lives. You will assist the devoted nursing team, playing an important role in the daily routine of the service users.

The ideal candidate will be very flexible and able to work days and nights

Working as an active member of our client’s dynamic MDT, you’ll provide support for their nursing staff including the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of inpatients, with a focus on dignity and safety at all times.


You will be dedicated, caring and passionate about helping people; having a real interest in improving the lives of others.

Whilst an NVQ level 1 or 2 in a relevant care setting is preferable, it isn’t a necessity. A good level of literacy and numeracy skills will be necessary, but also a drive to develop your knowledge and skills to ensure you are constantly providing the best quality care for services users and a high-level knowledge base / support system to your team. Whilst also being able to demonstrate the ability to effectively deal with a range of challenging situations, bringing with you a strong mental aptitude meeting the demands of the role.

They’ll give you the training you need to start helping people straight away. Yes, it can be a challenge working with people who have mental health problems. But you can make a real difference on their road to recovery. It’s hugely rewarding.


Our client will ensure you will be put through a clear induction programme, provide support and guidance to all of their employees with supervision and access to a mentor. Along with offering a supportive approach to a career development and progression.

Benefits of this role include the following: -

  • Competitive pay ranges with enhancements for working night shifts
  • Performance and contribution recognised through pay
  • Enhanced Maternity benefits
  • Annual holiday entitlement
  • Birthday and anniversary leave
  • A package of support for staff health and well being
  • A generous company Pension Scheme
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme
  • An All-Employee Bonus Scheme
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Savings Centre
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Recruitment Reward Scheme
  • Subsidised Meals
  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

If you are interested and have the relevant experience please apply by return.

Job Reference: 11158_1525103489

Salary: £16293 - £18000 per annum + Pension scheme and employee bonus scheme

Salary per: Annum

Job Duration:

Job Start Date: ASAP

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Thank you for taking the time to review this vacancy. If you feel this could be the right position for you please apply now or alternatively contact one of the team to discuss this role in more detail using the reference number detailed.