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Healthcare Worker, The Dene

Job Description

If you are passionate about offering high quality care to patients with mental health needs, and would like a long, rewarding and fulfilling career, then we would welcome your application to work for Partnerships in Care at The Dene in Goddards Green, Hassocks (near Brighton), either on a full time, part time or flexible basis. As a Health Care Worker you will be working within a team that includes a range of professionals. You will work under the supervision of a qualified nurse and will need to have good communication skills, excellent team working skills, be highly self-motivated with a flexible approach, and have some appreciation of mental health problems.

Partnerships in Care is an equal opportunities employer and one of the largest and most experienced independent providers of secure and step down care across the UK for mental illness, learning disability, personality disorder, brain injury and autistic spectrum disorders. The organisation covers the length and breadth of the UK, with over 1400 placements in 32 hospitals. With close to 30 years of experience and over 4,000 staff, we help mental health patients and commissioners find the right care pathways, without the need for multiple reassessments. Further, the organisation has constantly met contractual quality indicators thus ensuring that patients always receive quality care.

The Dene supports patients with varying needs in its female medium secure, low secure and acute wards, and male acute ward. Set in 11 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, it has extensive educational, occupational and sporting facilities, including a sports hall, tennis court, swimming pool and gymnasium, along with various communal recreation areas. There’s also a library, a purpose built art room and workshop, and two practice kitchens.

The Dene is renowned for its work in the field of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and schema therapy with women to support them through their care pathway via the secure and acute inpatient service for women with high dependency needs and through to the community via the inpatient rehabilitation service at Pelham Woods in Dorking.

If you are interested in finding out more about working for The Dene, please e-mail ( Email address removed ) to book a time to either, come down and meet us, or to speak to us.

All positions with Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance, PiC will not consider applications submitted by or through agencies.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work flexibility
  • Basic Literacy skills
  • Common sense approach to problem solving.
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Motivation and initiative
  • Some appreciation of Mental Health problems.


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

Our benefits

In return for your expertise and hard work, we offer a wide range of benefits:

  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave (increasing by a further day for every 2 years of service) to a maximum of 30
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities to develop and progress in a wide variety of care settings.
  • Free car parking
  • Free on site meals
  • Employee benefits scheme (eg, discounted shopping vouchers, interest free Apple Products loan scheme)
  • Full onsite induction training and orientation programme

All positions within Partnerships in Care (PiC) are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Unless specifically commissioned in advance PiC will not consider Applications submitted by or through agencies.

PiC is an equal opportunities employer.

Please read the job description and person specification carefully and ensure that you demonstrate the knowledge, skills and experience required to carry out the role.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

We aim to write to all applicants informing them of the outcome of their application, but if we have not contacted you after four weeks from the closing date please assume your application was unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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