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Community Health Worker

Job Reference: 835-BR21.286C

Employer:
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Child Health, 0-19 services
Location:
Warrington and Halton
Salary:
£18,546 - £19,918

Excellence in Healthcare everyday, come to work for Bridgewater NHS Foundation Trust.

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established as a NHS Trust in 2011, and as a NHS Foundation Trust in November 2014. We deliver a wide range of community-based healthcare services in Halton, Warrington and Oldham, as well as some networked services and specialised community dental services across a much larger geography.

Our focus is on ensuring that our colleagues across the organisation are supported to deliver services of the highest quality and that by doing so we help bring forward local strategies aimed at delivering integrated, place-based services in partnership with primary care, social care and other health and care providers.

We are committed to ensuring that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation or is disadvantaged by requirements that cannot be justified. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy, and consider them on their abilities. Job shares will be considered for all posts.


We’re creating a new role at Bridgewater. Its called Community Health Workers.

We want you to work in the heart of your community. We want you to help improve the health and wellbeing of the young, the elderly and families.

This is a great chance to be in the centre of local family life. You’ll meet people face to face and provide health support and advice to those that need it. You’ll help people find local health services and offering to help them help make appointments.

We’re also looking for people who know how to turn on a computer or phone and to use it, who can help others get connected to good health information that’s on the internet.

This is a new role and we want people who want to make it as good as it can be . Are you ready to make a difference?!

Don’t worry about having previous NHS experience because you don’t need it – we’ll be giving you full, on the job, training as you help us to deliver support to the local communities of Halton and Warrington.

Here at Bridgewater, we’re a friendly bunch. We’d love to welcome you on board and support you in your new career.

For an informal chat or further information regarding this post please contact: Victoria Heilbron, one of the team at victoria.heilbron@nhs.net

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established as a NHS Trust in 2011, and as a NHS Foundation Trust in November 2014. The Trust has a turnover of approximately £83M and employs approximately 1578 staff. We deliver a wide range of community-based healthcare services in Halton, Warrington and Oldham, as well as some networked services and specialised community dental services across a much larger geography.

Our vision is that by working with local people and partners, we will promote good health and be a leading provider of excellent community healthcare services in the North West.

Our services are located in areas with excellent motorway, bus and train links to local cities (Manchester and Liverpool).

 

What you can expect from us:

  • Full Training, support and mentorship
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Up to 6 weeks annual leave with the opportunity to purchase an additional 4 weeks annual leave
  • Access to a Staff Health & Wellbeing Hub which offers advice, support and schemes including Occupational Health services which include self-referral access to medical assessment facilities, Physiotherapy and a Counselling Helpline service which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Staff Salary Sacrifice Scheme including a Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • A to Z list of staff benefits and discounts
  • Opportunities to join our Staff Champions and Staff Engagement Group
  • Optional Annual Health Checks, Flu Vaccines and Healthy Lifestyle Initiatives
  • Special leave provisions, including some over and above statutory entitlements
  • Flexible working options to help staff achieve a work/life balance

 

Please ensure that you read the Job Description which also includes the person specification before applying for this post. Please take time to read about our Organisation and our values and use the links and resources provided to ensure you include the right information and that your application is thorough and complete.

 

Please note:

If the advertised post requires a DBS check the successful candidate will incur the cost of the DBS check which will be taken in three equal monthly instalments from salary.

We advise that you complete and submit your application form as soon as possible, because should we experience a high level of interest in the post it may be closed early.

Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted thereafter using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

 




It is important that your application meets the minimum requirements of the person specification, as we will shortlist against these details. If you do not hear within 4 weeks of the closing date, you may presume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

In the event that a high volume of suitable applications are received, the post may close prior to the specified closing date.

* Any applicant who applies for a position online will be contacted using the email address provided upon login. Please ensure that after application you check your emails (via NHS jobs site) often to ensure that you do not miss any communications from the Trust.

The Trust has taken the decision to recharge successful candidates for the cost of their DBS disclosure. This post requires a(n) Enhanced / Standard DBS disclosure. The current price of this is £48.43/£30.43. The Trust will pay the initial costs, which will be recovered, in installments, from your first three salary payments.

Please note that in addition to a structured interview, a selection of the following Selection techniques may be used, particularly for senior posts, and vacancies which attract a high volume of applications.

Psychometric Testing
Presentation
In-tray exercises
Typing tests
Knowledge Tests
Data Input Tests
Scenario Tests

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