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HCA, Band 3, Rochester

  • Job reference: Oli 222
  • Location: Rochester, Kent
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Children
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Job description: Health Care Assistant, Band 3, Rochester

Vacancy for a Band 3 Health Care Assistant to join a multi-disciplinary team, treating children and young persons, based in Rochester.

Working as a member of the multidisciplinary mental health team the post holder will be responsible for assisting in the provision of therapies for young persons. The role is to support clinicians to hold patients in the community while waiting for treatment.

Individual and group work skills are required. Other useful skills would include; behavioural activation, helping young people to get out of the home and set incremental goals to improve wellbeing.

The ideal candidate will have an awareness of treatment outcomes, recovery tools, care planning, assessment of risk and have experience in a health or social care setting.

Candidates will ideally have an NVQ Level 3 in care or equivalent, have two years (minimum) working experience in a mental health setting OR foundation degree in health and social care preferred. The candidate must also be a car driver as the role will involve brief travel.

'Special Needs' experience or experience of working with children is extremely beneficial.

The role is to commence ASAP, working Monday - Friday 9-5 / 8-4.
The hourly rate for the role is £11.00 p/h ltd.

This a popular role with lots of interest, so please apply as soon as possible.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Oliver Parkinson on 01772 208963 or send your CV to

Please also bear in mind our £250 referral fee bonus for any nurse you refer who we place in to work on a 3-month contract.

The Benefits of working with Service Care Solutions:
- DBS disclosures provided via fast track online services free of charge
- 3 weekly payroll runs
- £250 training allowance
- Excellent pay rates
- Specialist mental health consultants offering single point of contact
- Frequent notifications of upcoming opportunities via text and email
- Ltd and PAYE payment options available
- Nationwide provider of mental health staff to over 40 different NHS Trusts and over 200 local authorities