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Stockton Hall, The Village, Stockton-on-the-Forest, York, YO32 9UN

Priory Group Division



£24,637.57 + £1,500 welcome bonus



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

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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.

Priory Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent specialist secure and step-down care across the UK.

Stockton Hall Hospital is a medium secure 112 bedded unit spanning over 7 wards, caring for people with mental illness, personality disorders and learning disabilities.


We are looking for experienced and non experienced HCAs to join our growing team. In return for your skills and experience, we will offer you a supportive environment where you can grow and develop as well as full support in any chosen path of progression.

We will be hosting “drop in” sessions for interviews between 1pm and 2:30pm on:

- Thursday 11th July
- Thursday 18th July
- Thursday 25th July
- Thursday 1st August
- Thursday 8th August
- Thursday 15th August 

Future dates may be added and we can offer alternative times if these do not suit but you are interested in the role. 

While you are able to drop in anytime between 1pm and 2:30pm to interview, you must be booked in to attend via email and await an official booked confirmation.

As part of the team, you will be involved in;

  • Assisting in the implementation of agreed care plans under the supervision of trained nurses. Acting as an associate nurse to support the patients to meet their goals agreed within the care plans
  • Participating as a member of the nursing team in the delivery of care as agreed in individual care plans.
  • Developing therapeutic relationships with service users, remaining conscious of the limits and boundaries of a professional relationship
  • Completing all relevant documentation in accordance with the priory’s Recruitment’s procedures and professional guidelines
  • Ensuring patients’ rights to confidentiality are respected and that Priory’s professional policies are adhered to.
  • Supporting patients to achieve their full recovery potential which includes, supervising some community activity
  • Support the safe and secure management of our patients by working within the risk assessments and Positive Behaviour Plans 


We are looking for full time (37.5 hours) and part time (minimum 21.5 hours). The candidate must be able to work the following shift pattern for full time, or for part time the shift start and end times but on reduced days.

Day shift is 7:25 am – 7:45pm

Night shift is 7:25pm-7:45am

Each shift is 10.75 hours long and you will receive a 1 ½ hour break.


For full time we look at a rota over a two week period, within this time, this averages out at 37.5 hours a week paid.  

Long week 

Short week

If you are on a visa with restrictions, we are unable to offer a contracted position and we would direct you to apply for a bank vacancy.

What we’d like from you:

  • Previous experience within a healthcare setting desirable but not essential
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Reliable & trustworthy
  • Willingness to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
  • Quality orientation

What we’d like to give you:

  • £12 p/h - annual salary of £23,464.35 for 37.5 hours
  • £1,500 welcome bonus*
  • Disclosure check cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Enhanced Maternity pay inline with NHS.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (Calculated as 247.5 hours per year)
  • Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option

*T&C's apply regarding payment

This role is also known as

  • Support Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Recovery Worker

We do not offer contracts under 21.5 hours per week.

If you are successful, you will be expected to complete a full two weeks induction upon starting with us at Priory and these occur on the first two weeks of every month. If you have to work a notice with your current employer, we recommend you do not hand your notice in until we are able to provide a start date to ensure a smooth transition between companies.


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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.

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 Group will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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