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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2020.

Band 3 Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-20-81505-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Integrated Care Mental Health

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

LEICESTERSHIRE PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST Adult Mental Health (Mental Health Services for Older People -MHSOP)

Band 3 Health Care Support Worker Integrated Care – Mental Health Team,

Leicester City 37.5 hours – Full time

We require a motivated, enthusiastic and experienced Health Care Support Worker, with an NVQ level 3 in a relevant subject to work within our Integrated Care Team, covering Leicester City.

The aim of the service is to provide a caring service to people over the age of 65 years who have long term physical health conditions and co-existing mental health issues. The Service also sees Patients aged 18-64 if they have long term physical health conditions that are directly impacting negatively on their mental health. Our integrated team work closely with GP’s, Care Navigators, District Nurses and Specialist Physical Health Professionals as a multi-disciplinary team approach is essential in providing holistic care.

You would work in an established Integrated Care Team made up of 1 Band 7 and 4 Band 6 RMNs, 1 Band 6 OT and 2 HCSWs. You would need to demonstrate flexibility and a commitment to high standards of patient care. You should also demonstrate a good understanding of mental health and have excellent communication skills. You should also have the ability to work alone and as part of a team. The team has close working partnerships with Social Services, the voluntary sector and secondary mental health care. We have a strong commitment to supervision, training and regular appraisal, from which you will benefit. It is essential that the successful candidate should be able to access a wide range of community locations without relying on public transport.

It is highly recommended that you arrange an informal visit with the team in order that you can gain an insight into the Integrated Care – Mental Health Service For further information and to arrange a visit please contact: David Shephard (Team Lead )or Samantha Manley (Deputy Band 6 RMN) on 0116 2256779

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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