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Mental Healthcare Assistant




Lochlea House, 15/17 Station Road, Mauchline, Ayr, East Ayrshire KA5 5ES.

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





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Ready for the recognition and rewards you deserve?

We don’t just talk about putting employees first. We know that Priory wouldn’t exist without their combined energy, expertise and effort.  So we invest heavily in training, provide first-class support, promote collaborative teamwork and give everyone on our team the opportunities and resources to achieve their full potential.

Job Advert Role Description

Lochlea is a community based development which provides a high standard of care to people with mental illness and personality disorder. The site works closely with The Ayr Clinic (Forensic Low Secure Hospital)

Based in Mauchline the service has a specialist Forensic stepdown remit with a focus on offering patients community transitional skills in a safe  environment. 

The unit delivers therapeutic, occupational and clinical interventions with access to local facilities.

The low secure service operates with a full multi-disciplinary team including OT, forensic psychiatry and psychology. Service users are supported to develop living skills by encouraging an independent model of care 

Nursing is the cornerstone to the service. We are looking for motivated, dedicated and innovative nurses to work in our unit and assist in helping promote recovery and well-being with our service users. 

You will have the opportunity to contribute to assessments, plan care alongside the individual, and monitor user progress. You will be developed to lead shifts, mentor others and support student nurses 

This is an exciting role for a new or experienced staff nurse in this new and dynamic service which will offer you an opportunity to help shape and develop the service model.


As part of our nursing team you will assist and support the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of patients in the unit and on community trips. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team under the direct supervision of a qualified nurse you will be required to undertake a range of duties involving direct patient contact and interaction.
As a Healthcare Assistant you will be working within a team, which includes a range of professionals. You will make an effective contribution to providing high quality care within recovery and rehabilitation setting. 
The client group consists of individuals with enduring mental illnesses and personality disorder.
You will work within an identified career development pathway and be expected to complete appropriate competency development portfolios.


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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services to adults and young people, Priory Group promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes, education facilities and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.


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. Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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