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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/10/2020.

Senior Community Support Worker

Job Reference: J265-22621

Elysium Healthcare
£18,135 + Benefits

If you care for others without a second thought and are looking for a rewarding career where you can make a difference and changes lives for the better, then a Support Worker at Three Valleys Hospital & community houses could be the right choice for you.

Whether you are looking for a new career or are already work in healthcare through the NHS or private care, you’ll receive training to join the team as a Recovery Worker and will be valued and supported, with career development opportunities available.

You will join a team that works well together to provide care to women with mental health conditions. You will utilsing your previous experience as a Healthcare Assistant/Care Worker to support people to lead a valued and fulfilled life.

It’s a career that you can take pride in while enjoying the satisfaction of helping people and seeing them improve. It’s what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

What you will be doing

As a Senior Recovery Worker, you will be based in one of 3 community houses, providing supported living in the community for service users stepping down from Three Valleys Hospital or other mental health services

We focus on developing life skills and rebuilding confidence, enabling everyone to progress into independent living at a pace that suits them. Most people living here have moved on from Three Valleys Hospital, where their recovery has progressed to the point where they are ready to return to living in a community setting.

The service is staffed 24 hours a day by qualified and experienced mental health teams, supported by Three Valleys Hospital multi-disciplinary team, which includes a consultant psychiatrist, occupational therapist, psychology team and nursing staff.

Duties include:

  • Assistant service users with their day to day activities
  • Contributing to individual recovery journeys
  • Promoting independence and empowerment
  • Writing and updating care plans
  • Promoting activities and supporting service users with in-house and community based rehabilitation

The role involves lone working, medication administration and contributing to CPA’s, therefore some previous knowledge and experience is required.

Where you will be working

Location:2 Burley Court, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6TU

Join the multidisciplinary team at Three Valleys Hospital, care for people with complex mental health issues in a safeand supportive 24-hour care environment.

There are a range of services across five wards – including a specialist dementia service - where you’ll gain experience working with gender-specific distinct rehabilitation and step-down services. All 43 bedrooms have en-suite facilities and the communal areas are spacious with a warm, homely feel.

A multidisciplinary team work together to develop personalised, recovery focused programmes within the hospitals care pathways. By adopting an enabling approach and social care model, the team can support service users to achieve and maintain optimum functioning and place high emphasis on maximising their quality of life and prevent re-admission to acute services.

They may not have had their needs met in a general psychiatric service including acute inpatient units, community mental health teams or community personality disorder service. Working as part of a team, you will focus on active rehabilitation to achieve sustainable discharge.

Situated in the semi-rural area of Steeton and Cowling, with easy access to Three Valleys Hospital and excellent transport links to the surrounding area, the houses are ideally located for safe, structured and gradual reintegration into the local community.

You will need:

  • A true passion to work in mental health
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • A flexible approach to care
  • A willingness to learn
  • Commitment to your own development
  • Hold NVQ Level 2 or equivalent GCSE/O Levels and above
  • Previous experience in a care environment, preferably at a senior level
  • Full UK Driving Licence

You may also:

  • Have experience of contributing to care plans and Care Programme Approach (CPA)

What you will get:

  • A competitive starting salary of £18,135 per annum
  • 25 days holidays + bank holidays and your birthday off
  • Contributory pension
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Staff benefits including lease car hire, holiday vouchers & discounts
  • The chance to work for a young, dynamic and truly unique organisation

There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care.

Each and every employee is valued and supported, as everyone has an important role to play in the success of Elysium. It is only with the dedication, passion and hard work from staff that excellent care programs that truly benefit the service users can be delivered.

With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person’s individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare ofservice users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

*Please note, all applicants are required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check and provide a minimum of 2 references covering the last 3 years if employment/education

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