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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/02/2021.

Support Worker

Job Reference: 383-OPC-771-20-C

Employer:
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Nursing
Location:
Walton Hospital, Derbyshire
Salary:
£19,737-£21,142 pa

Want to make a real difference and have a truly rewarding career? Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of ‘making a positive difference in people's lives’.

We’ve been rated ‘good’ overall by the CQC, with some outstanding services. The CQC commented at our most recent inspection on how our colleagues “treated patients with compassion and kindness” and “felt positive and proud about working for the trust.”

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Derbyshire Healthcare and our Chief Executive, Ifti Majid, is a national advocate on these issues. We are actively seeking to increase diversity in our workforce through our recruitment activities. Selection will be on the basis of merit and we are committed to the principles of positive action, to address any imbalances of opportunity.

We are committed to ensuring that all Trust colleagues can work safely during the current Coronavirus crisis. As part of this, the Trust is reviewing job roles in relation to COVID-19 national guidance, in terms of home working, flexibility and safe practice, to ensure positive working environments for staff and the best quality services for patients. Please note that this post may be subject to adjustments in line with COVID-19 national guidance.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for the role of a Specialist Support Worker to work with the Older Adult, In-Reach and Home Treatment Team.

The In-Reach and Home Treatment Team is an older adult functional crisis team; intensively supporting service users who are at risk of a hospital admission.

The team is based at Walton Hospital and the working hours are between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday with a view to increase the working hours to 9am until 5pm at weekends in the future.

Our geographical area includes Chesterfield, Bolsover and North East Derbyshire,

The primary aim of the post is to work within the multi-disciplinary team, in order to create opportunities for service receivers to engage in plans of care that enable their recovery, and improve their quality of life and wellbeing.

Key to the post is a commitment towards an understanding of equality of experience, opportunity and outcomes for service receivers.

We are looking for a kind, committed, positive and compassionate person, who will be able to deliver care at times when service users and carers are feeling at their most vulnerable.

As a Support Worker you will have demonstrable knowledge of working with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems.

It is also essential that you have excellent communication skills and that you operate as a well-integrated team member.

You will need to have the ability to transport yourself and service users across the wide geographical area without compromising service needs.

For further information, please contact:

Lynsey Cockerton, Interim Service Manager, lynsey.cockerton@nhs.net

or

Helen Brown, Clinical Lead

01246 515090




This job may close early if a large number of applications are received. You are advised to submit your application as early as possible to avoid missing your chance to apply.

Please ensure you regularly check the email account (including JUNK MAIL folders) that you use to submit your application, as any further communication regarding your application will be sent electronically.

Applications submitted via NHS Jobs will be imported into the Derbyshire Healthcare recruitment system provided by Trac systems. All information you receive about your application will be generated from the Trac recruitment system and you will not be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs, or send/receive messages via NHS Jobs.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE ATTACHED GUIDANCE NOTES BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION FORM.

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DBS Check
The cost of undertaking a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) disclosure will be met by the individual. The Trust will meet the initial costs of the disclosure which will be deducted from your first month’s salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

IMPORTANT - REFERENCES
We are obliged to check employment history for at least the past 3 years for successful candidates. Please ensure that the referees you provide us cover at least the past 3 years of your employment/training.

PLEASE NOTE, OUR SALARY SCALES ARE INCREMENTAL, AND STAFF NEW TO THE NHS WILL USUALLY START AT THE BOTTOM POINT OF THE PAYSCALE ADVERTISED.

NO AGENCIES PLEASE.




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



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