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Healthcare Assistant




Priory Cloisters, Monks Lane, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 7RN

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,378.26 per annum



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Job Advert Role Description

The Cloisters is a 25 bedded hospital (currently being extended to 34 beds) set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. Working in partnership with NHS Trusts, the unit offers inpatient individualised treatment and rehabilitation to patients who have mental health problems and require support to increase their recovery and independence with a view to enabling them to leave the hospital and live in varying levels of supported living accommodation.

We are currently looking to recruit Healthcare Assistants to work 37.5 hours per week, including days, nights, weekends and bank holidays.


We are looking to recruit personable, flexible and motivated individuals to assist our qualified staff with the delivery of care to our patients.


You will be involved in the personal care and meeting the psychological needs of a group of patients with varying degrees of mental and physical issues.  You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people.  It is also important that you work well in a team as you will work alongside qualified nurses and staff from other professions.


You will need to have experience in a caring role but not necessarily in the mental health as full training will be given.


As an employee at The Cloisters you will enjoy one free meal per day whilst on duty, equivalent of 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, birthday leave and contributory pension scheme. Priory also have a complrehensive package of additional benefits. Continuous Professional Development opportunities are offered through our comprehensive induction programme, computerised training programme and on-going access to supervision. You will also have access to occupational health services. We have an excellent team and offer a very good working environment with an ever evolving service where ideas and innovation are welcome and are integral to the development of the service.


For an informal discussion, please contact Sipho Sengwayo, Director of Clinical Services on 01635 277230.


Closing date for applications is 23 August 2019.


Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert earlier if a good number of suitable applications are received before the closing date.


The successful candidate will be required to apply for a disclosure at the enhanced level from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Further information can be obtained from

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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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