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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/08/2021.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 348-PSE-572A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
East Twilight Service
£19,737 to £21,142 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.

Night Response HCSW

Substantive Post Twilight / Night Response service

Hours: 18 hours per week

Location: Hampshire

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Southern Health Foundation Trust to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic HCSW to join the out of hour’s service. Working night response with a trained nurse, the shift times are 22:00 until 04:30 and the teams cover all the GP practices across the Fareham and Gosport and East Hants area. We have an 18 hour contract 3 nights per week with scope for excess available within the service. You will be working alongside an experienced Community staff nurse, to facilitate safe working practice.

The work is varied and interesting including end of life care, falls prevention, catheter management and you will be responding to client needs and liaising with the Community care teams in the area. You will also be liaising with the out of hours GP services and SCAS providing care within patients homes and care homes and responding to visits to support hospital discharges and to prevent hospital admissions as part of our urgent care response service. Applicants should be aware that the base for work can be in either Rowen’s hospice or GWMH and cross cover is sometimes required to ensure adequate service provision.

You will be joining a leading organization that is both forward thinking and innovative. Southern Health Foundation Trust is committed to improving the quality of community health services across Hampshire and takes pride in rewarding the successes of its staff.

We are looking for motivated and dynamic people who have excellent communication skills, basic IT skills and the ability to provide support to the community staff nurse on duty. Individuals who have an NVQ level 2/3 in care would be desirable to face the challenges of out of hour’s provision. The post holder must have experience in health care and demonstrate a proactive attitude to learning the skills required to fulfill the role. Full induction and training will be provided to ensure relevant skills are developed.

Access to a vehicle and possession of a full driving license is essential.

Further enquiries please contact:

Sarah Frost out of hour’s Community Matron

Mob 07826876785 Email

Previous applicants need not apply.

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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.


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.

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