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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/05/2021.

Band 3 Clinical Support Worker/Trainee Nursing Associate - Devizes

Job Reference: 342-SS119-0421

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Learning Disabilty
The Daisy, Devizes
From £19,737 per annum

We are looking for compassionate, motivated and ambitious support workers to train as Nursing Associates in our Specialist Learning Disabilities Service in Wiltshire. Starting as a Band 3 Support Worker / Trainee Nursing Associate (TNA), you will undertake a two year Nursing Associate Apprenticeship (which will include a Level 5 Foundation Degree), becoming a Band 4 Qualified Nursing Associate on completion of the training (and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council).

The Daisy is a 5 bed Inpatient Learning Disabilities Unit based at Green Lane Hospital in Devizes, Wiltshire. A dedicated team of Registered Clinicians and Support Workers, offers highly specialized assessment, care and rehabilitation interventions, enabling service users to live meaningful, fulfilling and independent lives in the community.

The team operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and therefore the successful candidate will be expected to undertake a shift pattern of working, including nights if required. Support workers and TNAs in this team, offer a variety of psychosocial skills to service users, whilst working under the guidance of registered practitioners.

This is an innovative recruit-to-train opportunity, offering fully-funded training options for those who do not yet have the TNA entry criteria. This is perfect for those looking to advance in their support worker careers, and for those who aim to go on to full Learning Disabilities Nurse training programs in the future. We are really excited to be offering this opportunity, and we look forward to warmly inviting you into our team.

As an NHS employee you will have a wide range of benefits and discounts, access to the NHS pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Best of all you will have the reward of doing a job that really matters, with colleagues who care.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Vanessa Smith, Modern Matron, 01380 737890

We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities – we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.

You can submit your application via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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