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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/01/2021.

Senior Support Worker (Band 3)

Job Reference: 376-NLCG-179

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

Senior Support Worker Band 3

Mental Health Services in North Lincolnshire have benefitted from over £1m worth of additional investment over the past year. This investment is enabling a new care model to be implemented bridging a gap, that patients and services feel exist, between primary care and secondary specialist mental health service. This new care model is the implementation of the North Lincolnshire Primary Care Network Mental Health Team.

The Primary Care Network Mental Health Team will offer routine assessments and IAPT services for patients presenting to their GP with a mental health condition. As well as providing health checks for patients with a severe mental illness, and offering appointments in convenient locations for patients diagnosed with dementia, or with complex medication regimes.

The role of Senior Support Worker is a new position that has been created by the formation of this new service. We are looking to recruit an experienced, enthusiastic and highly organised mental health professional to provide high quality healthcare support, assisting in the Dementia Review, Medicine Management, Severe Mental Illness (SMI) Health Check pathways, as well as other specialist mental health services.

Supporting the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of programmes of care, the successful candidate will provide this care under the direction of the Nursing team and Allied Health Professionals for patients within a primary care setting.

The role supports patients in a variety of care settings including mental health clinics and primary care clinics across North Lincolnshire, and must be committed to providing excellence in person centred care that will include the promotion of recovery, social inclusion and normalisation for the individuals they provide care to.

Applicants should have an NVQ Level 3 in care or willingness to work towards the award and previous experience of mental health issues/emotional distress.

At Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Trust we pride ourselves on being an award winning Trust with a track record of developing and supporting our colleagues to undertake their role and work towards their career aspirations.

All of this is with the aim of providing high quality care to all our patients and service users. If you are interested in joining our RDASH team and feel the Senior Support Worker Role, within the Primary Care Network Mental Health Team, is for you then please contact Sally Maddison, Service Manager, for an informal discussion about the role and the new care model, please email or Telephone on: 07811 825683 or Lesley Boyce on telephone 07790 975643 and apply online via NHS Jobs.

Closing Date: 29th January 2021

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We reserve the right to close down this advert early should there be a high number of applicants.


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