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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2021.

Creative Minds Project Worker

Job Reference: 378-W0479

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 SUP Creative Minds - 227401
Wakefield - Barnsley
£21,892 to £24,157 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative NHS charity that delivers creative approaches in health in the realm of the arts, leisure, recreation, and physical activity. We are recruiting creative practitioners to help develop and deliver a wide range of activities which would enable service users and carers to develop interests, skills, confidence and assist their wellbeing in a myriad of ways. The role will involve working with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust service users, carers, staff, and community groups and organisations in a co-productive way to further develop Creative Minds initiatives. This should involve working with our NHS wards and community services. The post holder will need to have a range of skills and experience to deliver activities and a knowledge of community development. Some experience of working with people with mental health, learning disabilities, or long-term conditions and the services or initiatives they might use would be an advantage. They will have to have good interpersonal skills as partnerships and relationships building are key to this role. There is one post working across two localities: Barnsley and Wakefield to include forensics, you would be expected to be able to work agilely, and to work with a certain degree of autonomy. We would welcome applications from people who have lived experience of mental health and/or long-term conditions.

For informal chat for Wakefield/Barnsley please call Dave Watson M: 07342059214

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644072.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with 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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