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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2021.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 348-SW-472C

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
OPMH - SOU
Location:
Melbury Lodge, Winchester
Salary:
£18,005 to £19,337 pa

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


Stefano Olivieri Unit is an older persons mental health ward at Melbury Lodge in Winchester for both male and female clients aged 65 years and above. It is a purpose built in-patient unit which cares for patients with functional mental health problems.

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Health Care Support Worker to join our multi disciplinary team and support the qualified Nurses in providing effective mental health care in a safe and therapeutic environment. If you have good communication skills and you are genuinely interested in caring for older people with mental health problems then we would like to hear from you.

You will receive regular supervision and annual appraisal and will be offered training opportunities to meet your Personal Development Plan.

Previous experience of working within a care environment or the NHS is desirable but not essential as you will be supported in learning in the role.

Previous applicants need not apply

Happy to talk flexible working-all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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UK Registration

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



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