Being a healthcare support worker at Sussex Partnership is an incredibly rewarding role that requires a willingness to make a real difference in people's lives. 

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What does a Health Care Support worker do? 

You'll be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of others and you'll be making a real difference in people's lives every day. Here are some examples of the type of work you will be doing as a Health Support Worker at Sussex Partnership: 

  • Working in our wards supporting adults with their mental health 
  • Working alongside nurses and other practitioners to deliver a therapeutic programme of care
  • Reporting on service users' progress to nurses and other practitioners
  • Providing factual information to service users using persuasion, reassurance, tact, and empathy
  • Help service users understand their condition and care plans in a kind, compassionate way that is easy to understand
  • Supporting service users to create ways to thrive despite their mental health difficulties.

You don't need any formal qualifications to apply. If you're passionate about helping others, then this could be the perfect career for you.

The benefits of pursuing a career in healthcare support

In this role you will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of service users and healthcare professionals. You'll work closely with patients and support them at some of the most challenging times in their lives.  

Whether you're helping support a patient's recovery or treatment or simply making their day a little brighter, the work you do is essential to improving their quality of life.

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Qualifications and experience

Unlike many healthcare positions, a healthcare support worker does not require any specific qualifications or previous experience. What's most important is your attitude, your willingness to learn, and your passion for helping others.

Why Sussex Partnership is a great place to work as a Healthcare Support Worker

Our Healthcare Support Workers are key roles in our services, departments and teams. As a Healthcare Support Worker, you'll work closely with a variety of clinical colleagues including nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, allied health professionals and practitioner psychologists. 

It's not a lonely job! We've got hundreds of Healthcare Support Workers at the Trust, meaning there are plenty of people to work alongside and help you. We also have a good management structure, meaning you have robust support from all levels.

As a Healthcare Support Worker, you'll have great job security, good rewards and benefits as well as high job satisfaction. You will also have the opportunity to work bank shifts in addition to your regular schedule, should you wish to do so. Find out more about being a bank worker.

Career Development

We know our people are our biggest asset. We are committed to providing a working environment where you can progress your career, build your knowledge base and develop your skill set.

We know that a culture focused on personal and professional development has a direct impact on the care we provide to our service users. We are working hard to create new pathways for people to join our Trust and work in mental health and learning disability services, and pathways for staff to progress with us.

From day one you will be encouraged to learn, without being pushed at a pace you are uncomfortable with.

Find out more about the career pathways for health care assistants and nurses at Sussex Partnership. 


Hear from our CEO Jane Padmore, about her journey from starting out as a Healthcare Support Worker, to her role today.


Working at Sussex Partnership

Join Sussex Partnership and you'll be part of an NHS trust that allows you to thrive and, in turn, thrives because of you. We believe in the vibrancy of our fantastic people. And how that leads to even better support for the people who use our mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services.

Find out more about what we do.

Read about living and working in Sussex.

We offer a wide range of rewards and benefits to our staff. Here are some of the perks that make working at Sussex Partnership a great choice. 

  • Flexible working opportunities whenever we can
  • NHS discounts on many high street and online stores
  • Generous NHS pension 
  • Gym and fitness discounts
  • Staff networks
  • Generous holiday entitlement 
  • Our commitment to your Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Tax-free childcare
  • Free confidential counselling
  • Free parking on most of our sites

Find out more about the rewards and benefits of working at Sussex Partnership.

We’re building an organisation for future generations, where everyone is welcome. A place where you can be yourself and feel valued.  

Building an inclusive environment is a team effort, and at Sussex Partnership we care deeply about hiring, retaining, and developing a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 

To support this, we have introduced a range of staff networks, which play a crucial role in helping staff to build relationships, access development opportunities, and ensure underrepresented communities know they belong here. 

Read more about inclusive recruitment at Sussex Partnership.