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Healthcare Assistant




Elm Park, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester, CO7 7RT

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,010.00 - £17,597.25


37.5 hrs p/wk

Job Advert - Division Information



Job Advert Role Description

Elm Park is a 17 bedded Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Ardleigh which specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of adult residents (18+ years) with an acquired brain injury.

We are looking for a passionate rehabilitation assistant to work as part of a team providing 24-hour nursing care and rehabilitation to residents, under the guidance of nursing and medical staff. You will required to work both days and nights as required by the service needs.

Please note this advert may close early due to a high level of applications


Role and responsibilities include:

•           Promoting and encouraging independence

•           Providing assistance with daily activities and supporting with personal care

•           Preventing and reducing risk of harm

•           Liaise with outside agencies and other professionals to ensure that the rehabilitation programmes and care plans are being facilliatated

•           Enabling Service Users to meet their outcomes and develop goals


•           Preferably previous experience within healthcare and mental health but not essential as support will be given.

•           Provide satisfactory professional references

•           Enhanced DBS

•           Providing person centred support and able to promote independent living

•           Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•           Adaptability, commitment and resilience

•           Ability to work as part of a team

•          Ideally you will hold a NVQ in health and social care or be willing to study the qualification.

What we offer:

• Free on-site parking

• Starting 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increased up to 30 days dependant on length of service)

• Free meals when on shift

• Online benefits and cashback rewards

• Comprehensive continued personal development training

• Cycle to work scheme

• Enhanced Disclosure check paid

• Childcare Vouchers

• Pension

• Employee referral scheme



Division DBS info

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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