Mental Health Support Worker - Basildon

An opportunity has become available for a caring and hardworking Mental Health Support Worker, working in an acute mental health ward in Basildon, Essex. The service provides 24-hour treatment and care for people experiencing an acute mental health episode that cannot be managed in a less restrictive setting, owing to the degree of the risk, clinical need or patient choice. You will be joining an attentive team, working closely with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT) and the Community Mental Health teams (CMHT).

The client is offering flexible shift patterns throughout the week.

This role is immediate start, post recruitment.

Support Worker essential skills:

  • Provide support to senior and nursing staff
  • Promote positivity
  • Observe, assess and respond appropriately to patient needs
  • Prepare and maintain patient records
  • Build and maintain professional and therapeutic relationships with patients and their families
  • Keep calm under pressure and when dealing with challenging or confrontational behaviour
  • Good organisation and problem-solving skills
  • Manage and communicate sensitive information effectively and in accordance with legislation
  • Effective communication and team work skills

Meditemp requires you to have:

  • A minimum of 6 months recent experience as a hospital based mental healthcare assistant
  • Occupational Health in line with the dept. of health
  • Eligibility to work within the UK
  • Physical Intervention training (valid within last 12 months)

Why choose Meditemp:

  • Mandatory and PMVA training available
  • Round the clock booking service
  • National temporary and long-term vacancies
  • Free uniform
  • Referral scheme of up to £250
  • Weekly payroll


Established since 2015 Meditemp have been specialising in mental health staffing nationwide within both the NHS and private sector.

For more information or to apply please contact Meditemp on 01233 632148 or email: info@meditemp.co.uk

Meditemp is acting as an employment agency on behalf of our client in relation to this vacancy.

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