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Senior Health Care Assitant

NHS AfC: Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 3
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
Job ref
Hallam Street Hospital
West Bromwich
per annum
Salary period
29/10/2020 23:59

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: 

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.





£19,737-21,142 PER ANNUM


Early shift 07:00-15:00hrs

Late shift 13:30-21:30

Night shift 21:00-07:25hrs



An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior health care support worker, within the Adult Mental Health directorate, on Friar Ward, which is an 18 bed ward, for females and males, based in West Bromwich. The ward is supported by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, with an Occupational Therapist base at resource centre with music room, kitchen, gym, art room, multi faith room, and great links with local charities, and housing services.

You will need to be a caring, compassionate individual who is committed to delivering quality care at all times. You must have good communication skills and the ability to work calmly in a busy demanding ward environment.

Under the leadership of registered nurses and the Ward manager you will be responsible for supporting and caring for patients to help meet their personal and clinical needs.

We have a strong commitment to the personal and professional development of our staff, through support, individual appraisal, and clinical supervision.

You must be reliable, flexible in attendance, able to work night and day shifts as required ,have a positive nature, be willing to undertake vocational training and committed to providing a positive patient experience at all times throughout your working day.    

You need to be able to:-                                        

  • Act as a role model for good clinical care
  • Have good organisational skills
  • Have good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Enjoy working with service users with various mental health needs
  • Be caring and compassionate
  • Enjoy team work

For an informal discussion, please contact Ward Manager Deborah Strachan 0121 612 8667.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Deborah Strachan
Job title
Ward Manager
Telephone number
0121 612 8667