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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2020.

Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 232-NCS-2771500

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Healthcare Support Worker
£19,737 - £21,142 Per annum

Outstanding- our journey continues

We’re proud to be only one of two specialist Mental Health Trusts in England rated Outstanding by the CQC.

And we are not stopping there.

Our aim is to be Outstanding in ALL we do and HOW we do it.

And that’s OUR aim for YOU.

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust has been successful in the award of the CAMHS trailblazer. Within this award there is an expectation that CAMHS across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire will achieve a four week referral to treatment target.

A unique opportunity has arisen within the North Staffordshire Community CAMHS Service, based at Dragon Square in Chesterton, to be able to recruit an experienced, motivated Health Care Support Worker to work in our multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will support registered clinicians within both assessment and treatment of young people up to the age of 18. The post-holder must have the ability to work using their own initiative and have effective record keeping skills. The post will involve supporting our well established ADHD pathway under the supervision of the Nurse Prescriber Lead, observations of young people within schools or other non-clinical areas will support the assessment of ASD/ADHD. We are in the process of developing group work programmes for young people aimed at increasing their confidence and self-esteem. A good knowledge of supporting young people with anxiety and depressive disorders would be expected.

Support and in-house training will be provided.

NSCHT CAMHS is a very exciting place to work and sits within an 'Outstanding' rated CQC Trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:


For further details / informal visits contact:

Carol Hinds

Team Leader

01782 408354

We aim to be outstanding as a diverse and inclusive employer. We are keen to develop our workforce representation from currently under-represented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities; Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBT) people and those living with physical, mental and/or sensory disability. We offer a variety of flexible working / job share opportunities for both full and part time staff. Applications are welcomed from current and previous service users.

All correspondence will be sent to you via the email address you applied from, please check your junk / spam email folders regularly.

We reserve the right to close the post in the event of high levels of response. You are advised to submit your application form as soon as possible. Priority will be given to NHS staff across the region who are at risk of redundancy, where the vacancy is at the same band or one below their current band and candidates meet the essential criteria for this post. All employees new to the Trust will be subject to a 6 month probationary period. Clinical staff bands 1-4 that are new to the Trust are required to complete a Care Certificate. ALL POSTS INVOLVING ACCESS TO PERSONS IN RECEIPT OF HEALTH SERVICES WILL BE SUBJECT TO A DISCLOSURE & BARRING SERVICE DISCLOSURE.

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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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