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Senior Healthcare Assistant




Ellingham - Ellingham Hospital and school East Anglia,Ellingham Road, Attleborough, Norfolk NR17 1AE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert - Division Information


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.



Job Advert Location Description

Ellingham hospital is a hospital offering assessment, treatment and rehabilitation to young people within the age range of 12 to 18 years old. Cherry Oak ward is a low secure  mixed unit and caters specifically to the needs of young people who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties and also demonstrate some level of functional impairment, which may be attributable to a learning disability, a neurodevelopmental diagnosis (e.g. autism, ADHD).

Woodlands is an adolescent mixed ward catering specifically for young people who are experiencing significant mental health difficulties and also demonstrate some level of functional impairment, which may be attributable to a learning disability, a neurodevelopmental diagnosis (e.g. autism, ADHD), or another neurological issue (e.g. brain injury). 

Redwood ward is a 24 bedded ward for adults age 18  and over with an acute mental health problems. The hospital is supported by a robust multi-disciplinary team of professionals including psychiatrist, psychologist speech & language therapist, Occupational therapist, nurses, social worker and a family therapist. There is also an Ofsted registered school on site supporting the young people with their education.

Job Advert Role Description

Supervising and supporting new and inexperienced staff.


Under the supervision of the Nurse in Charge attend to the daily allocations of tasks and ensure that staff breaks are facilitated as planned.


Ensure the adherence to and consistent application of local policy and procedures.


Ensuring effective communication between the staff and the Nurse in Charge in relation to the young people’s activities, mood and behaviours.


Supporting the Nurse in Charge by ensure the appropriate completion of all required documentation in relation to incident reporting has been completed in a timely manner.


Implementing care and treatment as directed by individual care plans in a sensitive and supportive manner under the direction and supervision of the nurse in charge.


Support the young people to attend educational and therapeutic sessions as per individual timetables.


Supporting the young people to access the community in accordance with their individual treatment plans.


Supporting the young people to attend to personal hygiene and maintaining a clean and tidy environment.


Support the young people to maintain appropriate family relationships.


Support the young people to visit their families when appropriate.


Work as a named key worker for allocated young people, ensuring personal belongings are maintained, positive relationships are maintained.


As named keyworker be a point of contact for families/carers.


Possessing the ability to diffuse/resolve stressful situations with the use of effective communication skills.

Attend all training as requested.

Maintain the safety and security of the ward and hospital.

Be a positive role model for the young people and new and inexperienced staff members.

Attend to additional duties as delegated by the Nurse in Charge.

Participate in ward staff meetings, supervision and appraisals.


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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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