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

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 301-SB-20-103697

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Psychosis Pathway West Staffs
Park House Cannock
£19,737 - £21,142

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

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We are looking to recruit a Support Worker to work within Community Mental Health within South Staffordshire, for the Psychosis Pathway. Covering Stafford, Cannock and Seisdon zones.

We are looking for candidates who have experience, relevant knowledge and a passion to be working with mental health service users. The post holders need to be able to demonstrate drive and motivation in providing relevant support within our mental health service user group. The post holder would have the opportunity to use their skills to contribute to the development of services, develop themselves personally and professionally in order to provide an evidenced based service.

You will have the opportunity to work as a member of the multi disciplinary team which includes nursing professionals, allied health professionals, medics and psychology. The service offers peer support, professional development, training, KSF personal development reviews and supervision, both clinical and managerial.

The usual hours of work will be Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm but you will be expected to be flexible within your working approach and delivery, to help cover a service operating 8am to 8pm (including some weekend work where necessary) in response to service user needs.

You will be required to hold a full UK driving licence.


Your role will involve working closely with other agencies, carers, service users, families and the local community, ensuring continuity of service is provided at a high level.


If you would like any further information, or wish to arrange an informal visit, please contact Debra Adshead, Psychosis Pathway Manager or Liz Barsby,Quality Lead/ Nurse Practitioner on 0300303 3428

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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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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