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Health Care Assistant

Ad Warrior
Barnstaple, Devon (On-site)
£24,629 - £26,772 per year
Part-time (18.5 hours per week)
Job description

Health Care Assistant

Job Type: Part-time 18.5 Hours per week

Location: Barnstaple, EX31 1DR

Salary: £24629 - £26,772 per annum

Humankind is a growing charity with 30+ years of experience, focusing on health and social inequalities. As a leading home-grown charity in England, they engage almost 2,000 employees, 200 volunteers, and serve 90,000+ people through specialised services including substance use, criminal justice, mental health, clinical care, education, housing, and community support.

The Role

You will be part of a team delivering support and interventions to individuals impacted by drug and alcohol misuse. Your role will focus on the general health needs of service users as well as supporting the team in the delivery of appropriate interventions, designed to promote recovery.

 Day to day duties include:

  • To offer harm reduction advice and information including overdose prevention, wound awareness, and naloxone.
  • To carry out DBST, and referral for Hepatitis C treatment if required.
  • To carry out Healthcare Assessments for new and people already in services.
  • Use appropriate infection control procedures and maintain work areas in each clinical room so that they are clean, safe and free from hazards reporting any potential risks identified.
  • Record information and activities undertaken with service users in an accurate and timely manner, maintaining confidentiality and data security at all times.

About you

The charity are looking for an individual with a real passion for working in a recovery-focused environment. You’ll hold some transferable skills, ideally from working in a similar environment or sector. Full training and support will be offered in all aspects of this role.

You’ll also have:

  • A knowledge and understanding of substance misuse and recovery
  • Experience of managing, planning, and prioritising your own workload, delivering work of a high standard
  • An understanding of safeguarding
  • Excellent communication, organisation and time management skills
  • The ability to work well in a team environment alongside a range of people and organisations.


  • A rewarding role that allows you to make a tangible impact in your community.
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development in the field of substance misuse and criminal justice.
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (27 days, plus bank holidays, increasing to 32 after 1 year’s service)
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • Enhanced occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced employer contribution to your workplace pension
  • Death in service benefit
  • Free Will writing
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Blue light card discount
  • Fantastic learning and development opportunities, including free training courses
  • Work-life balance- flexible working and family-friendly policies
  • Happy, Healthy You! – their wellbeing offers for their workforce
  • Employee Assist Programme and Humankind Support Networks

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable organisation, please click apply to be redirected to their website where you can complete your application.

The charity is an equal opportunity employer.

If you feel that you would fit with their values & ethos, are passionate about supporting people, but maybe don’t feel you have the experience required, talk to them about your transferrable skills. For the right people, they can provide development to help you to realise your potential. The organisation welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Posted on: 08 November 2023
Closed date: 27 November 2023 at 23:59
Job ref: 401172
Tags: Advice, Information, Social Care/Development