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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/10/2021.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 348-SOU-211J

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Crowlin House - TQ21
£18,182 to £21,561 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.

Make a difference today and become a support worker….

We are looking for forward thinking individuals with great communication skills, who are highly motivated to empower others to join our team at Crowlin House.

Crowlin House is an 18-bedded social care facility in Totton, Southampton, providing residential care for males and females over the age of 18 with mental health diagnosis. The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Crowlin House aims is to provide an individualised service to each resident so that they can maximise their independence and develop their living skills, but is not a permanent place of residence. Residents will use Crowlin House as a stepping stone as part of their recovery journey, as a place where they can be supported to maintain their mental and physical wellbeing within the community.

Service users are at the centre of everything we do. You will become part of a team that offers a safe environment to all residents that will encourage individuality and promote anti discriminatory practices with residents with regards to gender, sexuality, age, religion, disability and cultural diversity.

Crowlin House has a small and passionate team who enjoy making a difference to the residents they support. We are looking for dedicated individuals who can be flexible in responding to individual needs on a daily basis.

The service has the following core values, which are essential to the way in which we operate.

Respect: We will recognise individual rights, personal space and individuality

Individuality & Independence We will support individuals to experience independence safely and to the best of their ability

Choice: We will support individuals in making choices in their everyday living.

Occupation: We will support individuals in activities to ensure fulfilling life experiences.

Relationships: We acknowledge the importance of supporting existing relationships with family, peers and staff members. We will encourage individuals to maintain relationships.

You will be required to work across a 24 hour rota including night shifts (both awake and on duty sleep in’s) and weekends as part of your working hours.

In return we can offer competitive rates of pay, the benefits of working within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, including NHS pension and a comprehensive induction programme with ongoing training and development opportunities.

For more detail, please contact Tania Bateson 02380 860898

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.


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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