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Step into Work – Mental Health Care Assistant Programme – Blackpool

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Are you looking for employment in a care setting in Blackpool?
Have you thought about being a Healthcare Support Worker within a Mental Health inpatient ward?
 This programme could be for you*!


An overview of the programme – 

This new programme is designed to support and prepare people to gain employment as a Healthcare Support Worker in a mental health setting for LSCft in their Blackpool Locality.

The course allows learners to understand what it takes to work in a Mental Health setting whilst supporting them to gain relevant qualifications for the role of a Healthcare Support worker.

As part of the programme, learners will complete short courses in a range of subjects to upskill and increase knowledge in sector-specific topics to improve opportunities for progression.

The design of the programme was in collaboration with LSCFT and The Harbour to create a programme that would prepare learners for stepping into the Health Care Assistant role. Staff from LSCFT will support employability sessions to give a valuable insight into the expectations of applicants and support them through the job application process. A two week placement is included in the programme to experience the role and the environment of a mental health inpatient unit.

The programme is planned to run for 8 weeks (not including half terms):

Weeks 1-6: Class based sessions attending 3 days a week 10am – 3pm at the Harbour

Weeks 7-8: Placement: 3 days each week, 10am – 3pm at the Harbour

Successful completion of the course and placement will guarantee you an interview** for one of our band 2 apprentice HCSW roles or band 3 Healthcare Assistant roles at The Harbour. 

For more information and to apply, please contact your work coach for information on open days and how to enrol!

*You must be 19+ to qualify for this program. **Interview is guaranteed however employment into any role is dependant on a successful interview.