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Job Summary

We are looking for a Community health care assistant likely with psychiatric experience, to follow up Older adult service users and carers after they’ve been assessed by a Senior member in the team presenting with comorbidity of mental health and physical health issue inclusive of social issues. The post holder will receive direct supervision from the Band 7 CNS where they can develop further in their role.

The health care assistant will aim to provide a flexible, responsive and pro-active programme of care and support for the service users and their carers. You will be required to links across a wide variety of statutory and non- statutory organisations such as Housing, community organisations as well as other voluntary and non -voluntary services. You will also be involved in specialist mental health assessments and the application of evidence based psychosocial interventions at a low level to provide safety for patients.

As a Band 4 Nurse within our team there are many opportunities for personal development, and learning opportunities around social care, physical health care, and MDT working, with an opportunity to take part in teaching and education from patient to carers and as well as third sector.

Main duties of the health care assistant job

  • Follow up patient in the community who has been assessed by the team and needing support for their social care, physical care or mental health care needs.
  • See to patient physical health needs that is impacting on patient’s mental health i.e blood pressure, weight loss, stress
  • Support carers and advising them about available support in the community
  • carry out simple care needs assessment and record keeping on epjs
  • work autonomously with support from their supervisor/ manager of the team
  • Risk assess patient in the community for the older adult population
  • Support community patient to access their GP in order to reduce inequality in services

About us

We are committed to ensuring our staff get the most out of their benefits package and understand the importance of a healthy work life balance. There is an extensive range of excellent benefits for you and your family. We want you to feel like you are part of a close knit team at SLaM. It’s important to us that you valued and appreciated and that are why we have a comprehensive benefits package on offer

Some of our benefits are highlighted here:

  • Generous pay, pensions and leave,we offer a comprehensive pay, pensions and leave package which is dependent on the role and length of service.
  • Work life balance,flexible working and support a range of flexible options, such as: part-time working and job sharing.
  • Career development,There are plenty of opportunities to progress your career and we support your development through a number of programmes such as mentoring, coaching, positive people management, collective leadership and other talent programmes
  • Car lease,our staff benefits from competitive deals to lease cars
  • Accommodation,our staff benefits from keyworker housing available which is available on selected sites
  • NHS discounts,with discounts up to 10% from a variety of well-known retail brands though Health Service Discounts website.

Other benefits include:

  • Counselling services
  • Wellbeing events
  • Long service awards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Staff restaurants

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • Foundation Degree – or studying towards or equivalent level of educational attainment
  • Completion of Care Certificate and acquired competencies
  • English and Mathematics basic qualifications (eg GCSE at Grade C or above or evidence of Level 2 in Functional skills for numeracy and literacy)

Experience and Knowledge


  • Clinical experience minimum 1 year and experience of engaging with service users / patients
  • Knowledge of treatment options.


  • Experience in different clinical care settings
  • Experience in supervision of staff

Skills and abilities


  • The health care assistant should be able to provide quality care that is responsive to service user’s needs, with supervision available but not always present, and acting on own initiative, within protocols, policies and care plans.
  • The health care assistant should be able to plan and co-ordinate and prioritise own and team work within a shift system.
  • Communications skills – receiving and conveying sensitive information, with staff and with service users and able to keep accurate records. Knowing when to escalate concerns and to whom Credible in a multi-professional environment
  • The health care assistant should be able  to positively engage distressed individuals and de-escalate highly-aroused situations
  • Highly resilient and able to respond to difficult interpersonal situations, which may, at times, be traumatic / distressing.


  • Training and experience in specialist skills such as ECG, Vital Signs, Phlebotomy
  • Experience in facilitating groups

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Closing Date: 15 July 2024

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