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Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 085-WHC-20173-1

Employer:
Wiltshire Health and Care
Department:
085 Community Team Chippenham - WHC3009
Location:
Chippenham
Salary:
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

Wiltshire Health and Care provides adult community based services, enabling people to live healthy independent lives.

There has never been a better time to join us. We have received an overall ‘Good’ rating from the CQC, with the majority of our services deemed outstanding. We are always keen to review the way we work, making the best use of resources and up to date technology to deliver improved services for our patients and a good working experience for our staff.

Our values and behaviours were developed by our staff and are important to us.

Historic Wiltshire with its rolling countryside, bustling market towns and vibrant city life combined with excellent transport links and good schools really does have something for everyone. What are you waiting for?


Healthcare Support Worker  Band 3

Community Team - Chippenham

22.5 Hours/Week

Permanent 

If you love working in a community setting or want to start a new career in the community we have a great opportunity for a Band 3 Health Care Support Worker to join our motivated and proactive Chippenham Community Team.

The team is based in Chippenham Community Hospital and provides patient care between 07.00 – 22.00 hours with shift patterns including some weekends and late shifts. Our core working hours are 8.00- 16.00 and this post is over 3 days.

As a Healthcare Support Worker you will predominantly be supporting our therapy team to provide a wide range of therapy interventions in patients’ homes and other community clinical settings using remote working technology. This includes rehabilitation, equipment provision and support with exercise programs. The role is varied and interesting as we provide support to many patients with complex needs, provide a timely response to unplanned referrals and support patients on discharge from hospital.

Applicants will need experience in patient care alongside excellent communication skills. We are a busy, friendly team, who would welcome the opportunity to work with a new member of staff who is enthusiastic motivated and has a good understanding of person centered care. Our Healthcare Support workers have, or will be required to achieve a Health Care Support Worker Apprenticeship Level 3 and Care Certificate.

Wiltshire Health and Care is also proactive in developing community specific training and can offer a supportive environment in which to learn new skills. We have a range of training and development opportunities, including a comprehensive induction program. Apply now to join our team and help us to improve health and wellbeing by providing high quality therapy interventions.

If you are interested please come for an informal visit to meet our team. To arrange this or for further information please contact; Sally Hanham 07825 682874.




We may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications have been received. We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks, but if you do not hear from us, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All new starters with Wiltshire Health and Care are subject to a six month probationary period, which runs alongside the induction process to help create a positive and supportive working environment which allows new staff to learn the key elements of the role.

Wiltshire Health and Care are supportive of flexibility and are open to discussions regarding flexible working for our roles. We will endeavour to meet the flexibility needs of individuals however we must always ensure delivery of our services to our patients and communities is not impacted.



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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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