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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£10.20ph plus enhancements for nights, weekends and Bank holidays £11.20 from April the 1sr


37.5 per week worked 3 days over 7 (11.5 per day) shift/rota basis inc nights/weekends

Job Advert Role Description

Mental Healthcare Support Worker

Salary £10.20ph plus enhancements for nights, weekends and Bank holidays

What does a Mental Healthcare Support Worker do?

As a Mental Healthcare Support Worker you would be supporting and assisting our nurses in delivering care to our patients.  Each patient has a ‘Care Plan’ that is tailored to meet their needs and support their recovery.  A typical day may include:

  • Provide practical support to patients who require assistance with intimate personal needs such as dressing and bathing for example
  • Observe and monitor the wellbeing of patients reporting any unusual physical, mental or emotional occurrences to the senior staff
  • Engage with patients, for example escort them on leave
  • Participate in regular ward meetings
  • Develop and maintain good professional relationships with patients, colleagues and visitors

What qualifications do I need?

Previous experience in a healthcare setting would be an advantage but not essential as full training will be given.

What training will I receive?

The first 2 weeks will be dedicated to getting you trained up to work on the wards.  This includes a welcome from the senior management team and tour of site on your first day as well as training in observations and boundary setting, safeguarding and RRIT (Reducing Restrictive Intervention Training).  Training is an on-going commitment and you will be supported at each stage.

What are the shifts?

Full time hours are 37.5 hours per week, which conventionally works as 3 long shifts every 3 weeks and 4 long shifts in the 4th week. 

We also have part time opportunities available too.

What are the salary enhancements?

  • Monday to Friday 22:00PM – 6:30AM  20% of hourly rate
  • Saturday             All Day                   20% of hourly rate
  • Sunday               All Day                   50% hourly rate
  • Bank holidays      All Day                    50% hourly rate

 What other benefits are there?

  •  - Free onsite parking
  • - Subsidised lunches
  • - 25 days holiday plus bank holidays and your birthday off.
  • - Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • - Dedicated career pathway
  • - Competitive salary
  • - NMC payment in full
  • and more…

**We pay more than NHS band 1&2 and remain competitive across all our pay bands**

 We look forward to you joining our team here at Cheadle!

Due to limits on sponsorship allocations, we are not currently in a position to offer sponsorship to new candidates for these roles, this remains under review.

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory 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 and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


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 will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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