Senior Healthcare Assistant North West London

Job Description

Ellern Mede hospitals for young people need two experienced Senior Healthcare Assistants with a background in mental healthcare. We offer a competitive salary and a range of employee support benefits including free DBS and employee assistance programme, a workplace pension, full induction and ongoing training. What’s more, at the successful completion of a year with us, we pay a bonus of £2,000 and sick pay.

Your compassionate care and team leadership skills will earn you valuable experience in caring for children and young people with eating disorders. One role is at Ellern Mede Ridgeway in Mill Hill (NW7 4HX). The other is at Ellern Mede Barnet in North London (EN55EE). Our induction programme ensures you will feel capable, comfortable and welcomed to your new role.

Day and Night shifts are available. Salary range £22,500  to £25,000 dependent on experience.

Shift Patterns: 12 hour shifts, 3 shifts in week one, four shifts in week two; pattern of seven shifts in two weeks.

We offer:

  • Salary £22.5k to £25k p.a. dependent on experience.
  • We will cover the cost of an enhanced disclosure (DBS)
  • Comprehensive induction and ongoing training
  • Sick Pay (after one years’ service)
  • 25 days annual leave (pro rata)
  • Workplace pension
  • Personal holiday and education fund

“What satisfies me about working for Ellern Mede as a Senior Healthcare Assistant is the team work, the opportunity to help young people get their life back and their hope for their future, and just being part of a really caring, compassionate team.” Alberta Dwomoh, Senior HCA, Ellern Mede Barnet.


alberta dwomoh

Lancelot Payne

The Essential and desirable skills you will need:

  • Mental healthcare experience is essential
  • Use of Electronic Patient Records
  • Compassion, motivation, enthusiasm, flexibility and self-awareness
  • Team leadership skills
  • Ability to remain calm even in difficult circumstances
  • Observation skills
  • Satisfactory health check
  • Clear DBS check
  • A positive warm manner with patients and their families

Senior Health Care Assistants are team leaders for HCAs, who form the largest part of our patient facing staff. You and your team play a key role within Ellern Mede’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, and a huge role in supporting vulnerable young people. You are with them day in and day out. You get to know them very well. Your professional relationship with the young people will be close, but boundaried, supportive, but firm with the eating disorder. You need to be psychologically strong, and empathic. You will encounter difficult interactions. You will have the full support of your manager, team and regular supportive supervision, as well as access to our Employee Assistance Programme.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check, (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Applications should be emailed to


Senior Healthcare Assistant North West London