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

Senior Support Worker

Job Reference: 362-A-20-2678381-A

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Regent House, Stockport
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is committed to helping staff to balance the demands of both their work and personal needs through flexible working arrangements, wherever reasonably practicable and subject to service needs. Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.

Our values ‘We Care, We Respect, We Listen are at the heart of everything we do and come from our promise 'Making a difference everyday'. They drive the behaviour and actions for everyone in our organisation.

Please read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description, person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to help complete your application.


Permanent Posts within Stockport Foundation Trust Community

Exciting opportunities within the Stockport Active Recovery and Crisis Response Team – incorporating Discharge to Assess.

We need people who share our excitement, embrace different ways of working and are able to work flexibly across organisational boundaries .Opportunities have arisen for senior support workers to work flexibly within the Stockport Crisis Response , Active Recovery – including Discharge To Assess teams.

The Discharge To Assess element is multi-professional services who assess patients upon discharge from hospital in the community .We provide individualised care to meet the person’s needs and facilitates transfer for onward care into the appropriate service: Health, Adult Social care or partner agencies.

The Rehabilitation Element This element incorporates a free, short-term rehabilitation service for adults to help prevent unnecessary hospital admission, enable early discharge from hospital and prevent unnecessary admission to long-term residential care. The service is for adults who have been assessed as medically stable and who do not require hospital care.

The Response Element The aim of the Response element is to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent avoidable Emergency Department attendances by providing holistic multidisciplinary intervention and support in order to stabilise patients in their own home or usual residence.

This comprises a multi-disciplinary integrated team consisting of highly skilled senior nurses, Occupational Therapists ,Physiotherapists, Social Workers and Senior Support Workers, in collaboration with the Mental Health Liaison Team.

The whole service provides a person centred approach, which can be provided in a client’s own home or in a designated residential care home.

You will be working within a multi-professional team incorporating physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, social workers and rehabilitation support workers, as well as liaising with other community health and social care teams.

The service is provided across 7 days a week covering core hours of 8 am – 10 pm.

You will be based at Regent House, Heaton Lane, Stockport, SK4 1BS.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently, but also as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team. You will be offered regular 1:1s with a band 7 and the service promotes regular profession specific and MDT team meetings.

You will need to be a registered professional with an enthusiasm for working within the community. We place a great emphasis on training and personal development and will provide you with access to training and supervision. The candidate will be able to excellent time management and good communication skills.
There will be support available from registered professionals

For an informal discussion please contact Clare Redford/ Carol Carr, /Julie Gardner - Nurse Team Lead, or

Liz Casson /Janet Wright, Therapy Team Lead 0161 204 4644

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £43.50. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Julie Gardner - team lead - 0161 204 4644

Occasionally we may need to close a vacancy early if in receipt of a large number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted. Please also note that Stockport NHS FT are unable to refund interview expenses or re-location costs. Stockport NHS FT is committed to promoting and championing a culture of diversity, fairness and equality for all applicants and employees. Applications are welcomed from all backgrounds and we strive to reflect the community we serve in our diverse workforce. Our "two tick" kite mark guarantees a candidate with a disability, who fulfils the essential criteria, an interview at the Trust. We can make reasonable adjustments, and offer support and advice in a variety of ways on request.

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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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