Health Care Assistant - Prison

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Mental Health Nursing

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  • Salary:

    £10.04 - £17.47 per hour

  • Contact:

    Michelle Atkinson

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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We are actively recruiting Band 2 HCA's (Health Care Assistants) with a minimum of 6 Months Mental Health experience in the NHS. The work is based in Preston or Warrington.

This is a role that is not for the 'faint-hearted' - essentially you will be working with prisoners who may have significant mental health problems or who may have expressed a wish to take their own lives. This could mean you are on a one to one with a prisoner and supporting them to integrate into prison life safely or you could be on 'suicide watch' with prisoners who may be segregated from the rest of the prison population, which means you have to be alert & vigilant at all times.

You must be able to provide evidence of the following vaccinations;

  • Tuberculosis
  • Rubella
  • MMR
  • Hepatitis B

The following additional training will be provided by the branch for successful applicants:

  • Moving & handling
  • Basic Life Support
  • Positive Management of Violence & Aggression

All offers are subject to a minimum of 3 years references and a clear. enhanced DBS check. We will also ask you sign a declaration prior to starting work with regards your close family members who may have served a custodial sentence.

Must be alert

Shifts vary from 7am - 1315pm; 1315pm - 2115pm and 2100pm -0700am

Uniform and ID will be provided.

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Business.