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Mental Healthcare Assistant / Support Worker




Priory Hospital Burgess Hill, Gatehouse Lane, Goddards Green, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 9LE

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£19,014.73 pa



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

Here at Burgess Hill our aim is to help patients to live a happier, more independent life.

Burgess Hill is a purpose-built hospital set in attractive spacious grounds, in a rural setting within easy reach of the A23 and local amenities.

At Burgess Hill we offer a specialist service in providing care for people with mental illnesses, split across three wards: a male acute service, a male PICU, and a female low secure unit.

New members of our team have an exceptional opportunity to help shape the future of our services and a genuine chance to be part of transforming them. With a renewed focus on quality and excellence at its heart the service aims to grow and extend its current offering. This is your chance to play an influential part in developing and improving the current services and to make a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people in our care.

Job Advert Role Description

Burgess Hill is recruiting for Healthcare Assistants to join our dynamic and forward thinking team of professionals that include Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and OTs. As a Healthcare Assistant you will work across the hospital under the supervision of a qualified nurse, supporting our patients in their recovery.

What we need from you:
• Previous experience in a healthcare role (preferably mental health) 
• Ability to keep calm in challenging situations
• An understanding of mental health conditions
• Resilience 
• Encouraging and supportive approach 
• A caring nature with strong listening skills
• Thrives within a team led environment

Skills and Knowledge
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work flexibly
• Basic Literacy skills

•  Education to GCSE Standard
•  NVQ or equivalent would be an advantage

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits: 
• Competitive salary
• Equivalent of 33 days’ annual leave 
• Birthday Holiday- your birthday as an extra day’s annual leave
• Extra Service Annual leave awards
• Enhanced Maternity Pay
• Career development
• A contributory pension scheme
• An employee assistance programme (EAP)
• Free meals/refreshments when on duty
• Free onsite parking
• Free DBS check
• Refer a Friend scheme

•The opportunity to become a Mental Health Nurse

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.    

Division DBS info

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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