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

Community Support Worker/Trainee

Job Reference: 346-NYM-105-21

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health Services for Older People
Acomb Health Centre, York
£20,330 - £21,777 pro rata per annum

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the MHSOP Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in York and Selby for a Community Health Support Worker. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to travel independently within York, and surrounding areas.

The post holder will be joining a multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team that is committed to the provision of high quality and patient-centred care for all who use the service, continuous service and staff development, and strong collaborative working relationships with local General Practice Surgeries, Third Sector, and Voluntary Agencies.

The teams’ caseload consists of service users with both functional and organic mental health illnesses, alongside complex long term health conditions. As community support worker, after training, you will be expected to hold you own caseload. This work follows intervention plans devised by other clinicians within the team and will be supported with their guidance of the pathway we follow within services. You will also be expected to work closely with the qualified team to deliver specialist mental health interventions. You will be expected to attend team meetings/huddles as required.

The successful candidate will also have some administrative duties e.g. organise appointments, manage referrals and manage your own diary; and be an active member within the monthly team forums.

This is a very warm and welcoming team and whilst this will be a challenging and rewarding role the successful applicant will be supported to work in a dynamic environment, have strong communication skills, inter personal skills and be dependable, approachable, flexible and enthusiastic. The successful candidate will participate with peer support and education of staff, students and carers within the service.

You will be expected to liaise with other healthcare services on behalf of the team, acting as a conduit between mental health and other healthcare providers.

The successful candidate must have completed the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 or equivalent. Candidates must also have Literacy and Numeracy level 2 or equivalent and must complete the Trust Healthcare Assistant competencies within their probationary period (first 6 months in role).

The successful candidates who do not have the required qualifications will be expected to enrol on the Healthcare Assistant Framework which will include the acquisition of the level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care, level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent and achievement of competencies. You will have a maximum of 2 years to complete this.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sarah-Jayne Berry, Team Manager - 01904 752 180

Steph Higgins, Advanced Nurse Practitioner - 01904 752 180

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible

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Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

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