Job overview

Bloxwich Hospital serves the older adult population of Walsall who require inpatient admission for mental health needs.

We provide support with the daily needs of our inpatients to help them to recover and return home or maintain maximum optimum health.

We support with the assessment of older adult inpatients with mental health needs; maintaining their safety and security in a person centred and dignified way ensuring we provide choice and activities that meet their likes or dislikes.

Main duties of the job

You will be a professional member of the multi-disciplinary team and you will be a team player.

You will be flexible and adaptable.

You will be willing to receive further training to help you enhance your skills.

You will treat patients with dignity and choice.

You will support the nurse in charge with running a smooth shift that maintains patient safety.

You will contribute to the documentation for patients.

Working for our organisation

The organisation is inclusive and believes that all staff members are invaluable and essential to the smooth running of our services.

We received and maintained a GOOD rating from the CQC on our last inspection.

We encourage all staff to receive supervision and we encourage further training and development of our staff.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Good communication skills
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working with people with mental health needs
  • ** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

    We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

    If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy. If you are not successful at the shortlisting stage and would like feedback, please contact the Recruitment Team directly for feedback. 

    Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

    The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

    As a Trust we are passionate about Anti-Racism, Disability Inclusion, and LGBTQ+ Equality, and are committed to diversifying our staff team in all areas and at all levels of seniority to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. Therefore, we particularly welcome and encourage applications from people who belong to a minority or marginalised community, including from Black and Asian, Disabled (including hidden disabilities such as Neurodiversity, Mental Health, etc), or Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans or Queer (LGBTQ+) people.

    Furthermore, Disabled applicants have the option of requesting that their application is considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS). Please indicate your intention to apply under the GIS in the relevant section of your application. Regardless of whether you participate in the scheme or have shared a disability, you will be provided the opportunity to request reasonable adjustments to the interview process at each stage of the recruitment process.

    Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

    Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your