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Working in Mental Health Care

November 03rd 2022

Working in healthcare is an immensely rewarding job. If you are interested in working in mental health care, there are plenty of career options available to you that can offer a long and rewarding career. There are a few things to consider if you are looking for a career in a mental health care home such as what to expect and what types of mental health conditions are cared for. We’ve pulled together a guide to working in mental health care to get you started.


What Qualifications Do I Need to Work in a Mental Health Care Home?

What qualifications you need to work in a care home that cares for those with mental health needs depends on the type of role you will be applying for. At Select Healthcare we have a range of healthcare careers, not all of which need qualifications related to the healthcare profession. For example, to work as a mental health care assistant, you may be able to apply with fewer qualifications and complete training and healthcare qualifications on the job. Other roles such as kitchen assistance and maintenance roles are based more on experience. We’re always on the lookout for qualified healthcare professionals with a passion for mental health care.


What Does Working in a Mental Health Care Home Involve?

Working in a mental health care home involved much of the same things as working in any other care home. The main difference is the type of care provided to residents and the mental health-focused care that will be given to staff members to enable them to provide the best care.

As a mental health care assistant, you could be working with people with a wide range of mental health needs. Whilst it undoubtedly presents its own challenges, it is also an extremely rewarding career choice. Working in a mental health care home often throws up many unexpected circumstances, so it is important you are someone who can think on their toes.


Types of Conditions Cared For in Our Mental Health Care Homes

Our mental health care homes care for people with a range of mental health needs. This could include conditions such as depression and anxiety or include more psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia. Our care homes also specialise in the assessment of alcohol-induced disorders such as Wernicke or Korsakoffs and create individual care packages to fit the needs of each individual’s needs.

Looking for a Career in Our Mental Health Care Homes?

We have a range of mental health career vacancies across the country and are always on the lookout for those who are passionate about mental health care. Take a look at our careers page to find out more about what mental health roles we currently have.

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