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We are excited to be recruiting to our teams, Health Care Assistant

We will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within your role. We are keen to support and develop our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities within the Trust.

Job details
Posting date: 01 July 2024
Salary: £23,575.00 per year
Additional salary information: £23575.00 a year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 July 2024
Location: Guildford, GU2 7LX
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: C9325-24-0632

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team striving to make a difference for our community by supporting people with mental health or learning disability needs then we want to hear from you.

Victoria Ward consists of 20 beds for older persons suffering from an acute mental health crisis – as a result of conditions such as depression and bi-polar disorder. We provide admission for persons in the South West Surrey district who are in need of short stay inpatient individual assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.


Main duties of the Health Care Assistant

  • To observe report and record changes in the clients physical, mental health and behaviour
  • To provide care for people who use our services as planned in Multi – disciplinary Team (MDT) meetings
  • The  health care assistant will be aware of and work to the principles of the Mental Health Act (MHA)
  • To give and receive clear messages by telephone and or personal contact
  • To provide the necessary physical care to people who use our services to help them complete daily living activities
  • To act in a manner to respect the customs, individuality, values, sexuality and spiritual beliefs, activity, supporting the individual to fulfil these
  • To provide social activities, emotional support and stability people who use our services to ensure effective engagement whilst maintaining professional boundaries
  • To contribute in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluating care
  • To create and maintain professional supportive relationships with all members of staff with other professionals and agencies to enhance recovery
  • To provide escort duties to people who use our services under the direction of the nurse in charge.
  • To carry out observations as per individual care plans, client needs, in line with HPT Trust Policy
  • To participate in where required co-facilitate in therapeutic and social engagement group work.
  • To undertake prescribed physical l observations


About us

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the leading provider of health and social care services for people of all ages with mental ill-health and learning disabilities in Surrey and North East Hampshire. We also provide social care services for people with a learning disability in Croydon and ASD and ADHD assessment services in Hampshire.

We actively seek to engage people who use our services and our communities in improving the mental wellbeing of the local population. We work closely with other NHS and voluntary sector organisations who provide services and support people who use services and carers.

Surrey is a beautiful county lying just 30 minutes away from Central London and from the South Coast.

Our historic market towns and bustling districts are enveloped in wonderful countryside, and our excellent road and rail networks bring the rest of the country within easy reach.

For international travel, both Gatwick and Heathrow airports are nearby.

Please note that we reserve the right to close posts as soon as sufficient applications are received.

Eligibility to high cost area supplement is conditional upon candidates residence and will be discussed on offer.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please check the job description and personal specification document for more information on the requirement for this job.


Person Specification

Qualification Required


  • An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care is desirable but not essential

Experience / Skill required


  • Experience of working as a paid or unpaid carer is desirable but not essential



  • Suitable for someone who is looking for a busy and challenging environment to develop and establish effective working relationships and who has a passion for supporting people to help deliver high quality care.

IT Skills


  • IT Skills Level 1 required

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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