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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/06/2020.

Community Support Practitioner

Job Reference: 338-6247-20

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
338 Scarborough (Team) (207430)
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust are proud award winners of the HSJ Provider of the Year 2019

Humber NHS Foundation Trust was delighted to have won an £80 million contract to provide an integrated prevention, community care and support service for adults in Scarborough and Ryedale from the 1st May 2018. 

This gives an exciting opportunity for an organised, motivated and proactive support practitioner to join our community teams for up to 37.5 hours per week, working with us to help make our plans a reality to provide personalised quality care to the high standards the people of Scarborough and Ryedale and their commissioners expect and deserve. 

An enthusiastic and self-motivated support practitioner, with experience of and interest in community work is desired to become an integral member of our multi-disciplinary community based team working across Scarborough and Ryedale. Ideally, the successful candidate will have nursing or therapy skills and will be based within the Community Nursing and Rapid Response/Therapies teams to support patients in their own homes and within care homes. They will work as part of a multi- disciplinary hub team, integrating with therapy and nursing colleagues, as well as linking with the wider community care team where required. This is a 7 day service and the shift pattern may include some night working. 

To succeed in this role you will need to be passionate about community healthcare provision, able to tackle key priorities with enthusiasm and have the tenacity to deliver in an ever changing environment. You will have demonstrable experience of working within a community service, experience of working in Community based teams would be an advantage. 

Part time hours would be considered 

Why work for us? 

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides a broad range of community and inpatient mental health services, community services (including therapies), learning disability services, healthy lifestyle support and addiction services to approximately 600,000 people.  The Trust has been rated Good by the Care Quality Commission.  The Trust is also proud to be HSJ Award winners of Provider of the Year 2019. 

We employ approximately 2,800 staff across more than 79 sites at locations throughout Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitby and Scarborough. We deliver Mental Health Services, Specialist Services for Children, Forensic Services, Community and Learning Disability Services, as well as having eight GP Practices across the locality. 

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust - a multi-specialty health and social care teaching provider. We aim to be a leading provider of integrated health services, recognised for the care compassion and commitment of our staff and known as a great employer and a valued partner. 

The Trust works closely with our academic partners, including Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull University, nurturing and developing a workforce of doctors, nurses and other health and social care professionals of the future. 

At Humber we believe our people are our greatest asset and therefore we are committed to developing, growing and rewarding our workforce. As an employee at Humber you will benefit from pay in line with Agenda for Change, NHS pension, training and development, annual appraisal, generous annual leave entitlement and flexible working options to enable you to achieve a healthy work/life balance. 


Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust serves the rural populations of Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. Within North Yorkshire, Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby areas boast a wide array of diverse property from coastal cottages to riverside apartments, with access to excellent schools and further and higher education providers. There is beautiful scenery across the locality, including picturesque seaside towns, Market towns, woodland areas, moorland and world heritage sites including castles, and Abbeys. Local events include food festivals, Gothic weekends, Victorian weekends, cycling events, Armed Forces and Lifeboat weekends. 

The region has transport connections with train services from Scarborough and Malton to York, Leeds, and London, and from Whitby to Teeside, and easily commutable for driving, for example York to Whitby within an hour’s drive.




Please note that if there is a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

This post will be subject to successful completion of a 6 month probationary period where applicable, further details would be included within any offer letter.

Applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome to apply and will be considered alongside all other applicants. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

If required for the post the ability to commute within the Trusts geographical area with access to the appropriate means of transport would be essential.

We will apply for a Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service for the successful candidate if this is required for the post. Anyone applying for a position which involves a regulated activity will require an enhanced Disclosure & Barring check and that the disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

IMPORTANT: Should your application be successfully shortlisted, you will be contacted to attend an interview electronically to the email address provided at the time of the application. It is important therefore, that you CHECK YOUR EMAILS/NHS JOBS ACCOUNT on a regular basis.

If you are not contacted by the Trust within six weeks of the closing date of the vacancy, your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would however like to thank you for the interest you have shown in the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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