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Forensic Mental Health Care Assistant

  • Job reference: DBLANCS
  • Location: Lancashire
  • Job type: Shift
  • Area of Expertise: Healthcare Assistant / Support
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Job description: I am currently looking for Mental Healthcare Assistants in the Preston area. Currently the shifts available are weekday, nights and weekend shifts available at a Low/Medium Secure forensic setting.

The positions are Band 3 with uplifted rates of pay for nights and weekends. This is an excellent opportunity for Mental Healthcare Assistants looking for work either to supplement your current job or as an opportunity for flexible part-time/full-time employment.

Service Care Solutions are specialist providers of ad-hoc shifts to the NHS for both nursing and healthcare assistants.

The Limited company hourly rates of pay range from £10.00 to £14.00 per hour, dependant on shift pattern, with a uplifted rate of pay for Saturday and Sundays.

The positions involve working within various adult mental health services, offering one-to-one engagement with patients and contributing to their on-going treatment and recovery. You may be required to move/escort patients and provide personal care for some higher dependency patients.

This role is an ADHOC shift work role, which is perfect to fit around your family commitments.


* Recent experience working as a Health care assistant or support worker in the mental health sector.
* Must be able to engage with patients/clients
* Flexible

Desirable experience:

* NHS experience
* Any form of Control and Restraint training (PMVA/MAPA/MAYBO)
* Experience of working within Secure Units