Health Care Support Worker


Health Care Support Worker

Band 3 (£25,468 - £27,486)

NHS HIGHLAND, Leachkin, Highland

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 2 weeks ago, 30 May | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated HCSW to join our busy team in Morlich Ward (Older Adult Acute Mental Health).

Morlich Ward is a 12 bedded mixed sex ward providing assessment and care for older people who are experiencing an acute episode of mental ill health.  You would be working as part of a highly motivated and encouraging team, who adopt a person centred approach to care, always aiming for a positive patient experience of admission.

The successful candidate will be motivated, demonstrate a commitment towards the continued development of patient focused care whilst fostering a therapeutic ward environment. This position would suit a conscientious, kind, enthusiastic and motivated individual.

Previous experience in a care setting is desirable as this is a busy and physically demanding post. We require someone who is able to cope with these demands, who can work well within a team and has a calm and friendly nature. We are looking for applicants with a genuine commitment to the provision of safe, consistent, patient-centred care.

You will be able to demonstrate strong values, with good communication & team-working skills. An active interest in older adults and mental health would be advantageous.

There are huge benefits to living in the Highlands and a wealth of knowledge and skills in our communities. Our mix of urban, remote and rural and island communities make NHS Highland a unique place to live and work. Frequently voted as one of the happiest places to be we can offer you a quality of life that you dont get elsewhere. We enjoy some of the cleanest air in the UK and access to exercise outdoors amongst beautiful scenery. Our communities are close-knit and supportive. And, as a major employer, we have the power to develop career paths that retain and attract talent to the area.

Informal enquiries to: Lauren Moir  tel: email:


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NHS Highland is geographically the largest of the 14 regional boards of NHS Scotland, covering an area of 12,500 square miles, across Highland and Argyll & Bute.

As a board we strive to ensure the environment is conducive to nurturing a positive culture, supported and delivered through our NHS and Social Care values.




Care and compassion

Dignity and respect

Openness, honesty and responsibility

Quality and teamwork






NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.