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Support Worker - Forest Lodge

Job Reference: 457-20-012-UN

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Forest Lodge
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

About us

We are a Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust providing a range of diverse services including: generic & specialist mental health care; services for people with learning disability; drug & alcohol services; Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); GP Primary Care services; dementia care services; and community based services for those with long term neurological conditions. We promote emotional health and well being through the provision of accessible high quality modern services designed around the needs of our local population. Our culture is founded upon effective partnership working and close working relationships with staff, service users and their families/carers. We strive to deliver consistently high quality care through our high performing, dedicated & skilful workforce which you could now become a part of. Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are Respect, Compassion, Partnership. Accountability, Fairness and Ambition.

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Healthcare Support Worker

Salary: Band 2 £18,005 - £19,337 pa
Band 3 £19,737 - £21,142 pa (both dependent on experience)

Please confirm in your application whether you are interested in the Band 2 or Band 3 or are willing to be considered for both.

Location: Forest Lodge, Oughtibridge, Sheffield, S35 0JW


Post Ref: 457-20-012-UN

Forest Lodge is a Low-Secure Psychiatric Unit for male service users, providing intensive nursing and rehabilitation facilities for mentally disordered offenders and others requiring secure conditions
Our aim is to provide a high quality service and therefore promote multi-disciplinary working, commitment to service user involvement, challenging stigma and promoting recovery. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional and personal development and staff support. We offer a commitment to developing staff through regular supervision and appraisals and training opportunities.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with experience of mental health care either as a user/carer/volunteer/employee, or, experience of working in other care settings to provide high quality care. You should be able to work on your own initiative under the support and direction of registered nurses as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that aims to provide high quality inpatient care to a diverse population. You should possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to relate to patients under our care and be able to forge effective professional relationships at varying levels, with care and compassion. You will have the opportunity to become involved in a variety of practice development initiatives such as Reducing Restrictive Practice and Safewards. We offer induction and training, opportunities for personal development and supervision and support.

We are a 24 hour service and all posts will involve working a rotational shift system including night duties.

In support of valuing and responding to the diversity of our organisation and the people who use our services applications from people from black asian and minority ethnic groups and people with direct experience of mental health problems are particularly welcome.

Our values are fundamental to ensuring people are at the heart of everything we do, our values are:

  • Respect: We listen to other, valuing their views and contributions
  • Compassion: We show empathy and kindness to others so they feel supported, understood and safe
  • Partnership: We engage with others on the basis of equality and collaboration
  • Accountability: We are open and transparent, acting with honesty and integrity, accepting responsibility for outcomes
  • Fairness: We ensure equal access to opportunity, support and services
  • Ambition: We are committed to making a difference and helping to fulfil aspirations and hopes of our service users.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children and as part of our safe recruitment practice the successful applicant(s) will be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) if it is deemed appropriate for the role. The cost of the DBS check (currently up to £48.23) must be met by the successful applicant(s).

SHSC is a Level 2 'Disability Confident' employer, this means that if you have a Disability you are guaranteed an interview if you meet ALL of the essential criteria for this post. Please make sure that when you apply for this post you make it clear how you meet the criteria for the post and also complete the monitoring section of the application where there is a box to tick to indicate that you wish to be included in the guaranteed interview scheme.

The Trust values the diversity of all staff and is committed to equality. We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, racial origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability including people who have experienced mental ill health. We actively welcome applications from people who have used our services.

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.

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