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Trainee Care Support Worker

Job Reference: J11-CSWD046-19

NHS Professionals - Flexible Workers
Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
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Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - Care Support Worker Development (CSWD) Programme

Looking to kickstart a career with the NHS?

This is fantastic opportunity to work at Surrey and borders to provide mental health and social care services for people of all ages in Horley specialising in Learning Disabilities. Working at the trust is fast paced, filled with new challenges and opportunities. Each employee comes from many different walks of life but shares a common approach and mission.

Our Care Support Worker Development (CSWD) programme is your point of entry into the NHS. We offer a unique opportunity to learn on the job. You do not need any previous experience in healthcare or to have worked as a carer previously. Completing this programme will help you build and develop the key skills and gain the qualifications required to become a Care Support Worker (CSW), all whilst receiving weekly pay, paid annual leave and all the other great benefits NHS Professionals offers our bank members. Once you have successfully completed the programme you will be able to work flexibly at any of our partner Trusts.

What the programme involves …

During our programme you will learn how to help to maintain a safe care environment in the ward/department, supporting with infection control, providing care, safety and welfare for patients, visitors and other staff. You will work as part of the healthcare team, supporting registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners.

You will work part of the healthcare team, helping registered nurses and other healthcare practitioners in the work associated, typical duties will involve:  

  • Support people in all aspects of their physical day to day care.
  • Ensure that all times the persons dignity and respect is maintained
  • Support the active lifestyle of the person in ensuring that you maximise and maintain the wellbeing of the individual at all times.
  • Provide care and support in meeting the persons specific health needs on an ongoing basis
  • To be an integral part of the care team and have a lead where required in supporting any aspect of the persons health.
  • To support and assist individuals to pursue a range of leisure and social activities
  • To explore other possibilities of expanding the opportunities available for people to have valued social and leisure activities
  • Support the person to maintain and extend their family, friendship and social networks
  • Understand the ways in which individuals communicate and respond to this within the care and support provided to the person
  • To be able to utilise a range of communication methods either verbal or non-verbal including signs and symbols
  • To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the teams in which he/she work maintain a positive image at all times when supporting individuals with LD


 What’s next?

  • Attendance of Assessment Day – Planned for 28th March 2019
  • Attendance of FREE classroom training – Planned for 13th to 16th May 2019
  • Attendance of Trust Training (MAYBO and RIO) – 21st and 22nd May 2019
  • Attend an Induction week: 37.5 hours supervised placements, paid at minimum wage – May / June 2019

On successful completion, you will be placed on a 6 month shift rota.

Once you have completed the programme

Once you have completed your development period, you take a knowledge-based assessment on the Care Certificate 15 Standards, once passed, you can work as a CSW for the Trust at any of their locations, and at any of NHS Professionals partner Trusts, through the bank. Being a bank member with NHS Professionals means you will receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of shifts– Access to shifts before they are available to agency 
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle – Take control of when you want to work.
  • Build Annual Leave with every shift you work
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go – Access shifts anywhere, anytime, online or through your smartphone
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Hours: 30 hours per week for 6 months (earlies, lates and nights pro rata) - If needed, specify shifts or typical office hours (Depending of trust requirements)

Salary:  Days £8.27 - Nights / Saturday£11.74 - Sunday / Bank Holiday £15.20

We look forward to meeting you.

Please note that you will be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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