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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/05/2021.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 348-SS-429A

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Ward - Austen House
Location:
SOUTHAMPTON
Salary:
£18,005 to £19,337 pa (based on full time hours)

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.


Looking for a new challenge in a highly rewarding role?

We continue to develop and invest in our extraordinary CAMHS Services and WE WANT YOU to become part of our journey in helping young people recover and overcome adversity.

Located at Tatchbury Mount, Southampton; Austen House is a 14 bed, low secure hospital for children and adolescents with mental health needs.

Austen House is hugely helping to meet the national shortage of beds for young people with specialist mental health needs, meaning that patients living in the south of the country will be able to access treatment closer to home, preventing them and their families having to travel long distances to receive the care they need.

If you are career driven we are here to support you.

We understand how important work life balance is and we know happy staff makes for outstanding care. Let us know if you require flexible working and we will always do our best to accommodate you.

As a Health Care Support Worker you will work closely with service users, their families, friends and carers. You will play an important role in ensuring those who use our services have a positive and supportive experience.

You will need to be kind, responsive and remain professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide. Experience within a forensic environment is not essential, but a compassionate and caring nature is.

To find out more about working in CAMHs please click the link at the side.

Any queries or an informal discussion please contact please contact Bethan Grundy, Ward Manager on 02382 311322 or email Bethan.grundy@southernhealth.nhs.uk

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We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND ADULTS AT RISK

Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.


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.


UK Registration

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



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