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Mental Healthcare Assistant

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in people's lives? Do you have a caring and empathetic nature?

We are looking for an experienced Mental Healthcare Assistant to work within a specialist eating disorder inpatient unit in Darlington, County Durham. The service provides individual care for adults with eating disorders, in a specially designed environment. This role is fully flexible allowing you to work around any commitments, promoting a healthy work life balance.

SPECIALISM: Eating Disorders
SHIFT PATTERNS: Long Days 0720-2000, Nights 1920-0800

The Role:

  • Provide direct care and support to patients with eating disorders, ensuring their physical and emotional well-being.
  • Assisting qualified nursing staff where necessary.
  • Offer empathetic listening and emotional support to patients.

The Person

  • 12 months minimum experience working as a Mental Healthcare Assistant in a residential or inpatient setting, experience working with eating disorders is preferred but not required.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Compassionate and empathetic nature with a genuine desire to help others.


  • Flexible hours and working pattern
  • £150 sign-up bonus
  • £250 referral bonus
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Dedicated and experienced one-to-one consultant support
  • Competitive rates of pay for temporary and fixed contract work

This role is available for an immediate start please forward your CV as soon as possible to apply.