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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/10/2021.

Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-21-103363-CS1

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Specialist Autism Team
£20,330 - £21,777 pa pro rata

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic new service? Do you have an interest/experience in Autism? We are rapidly expanding our Transforming Care Programme offer to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and now have the fabulous opportunity to create a new specialist Autism Service to support young people and adults aged 14+ years offering post diagnostic support.

Transforming Care is a national programme which aims to improve the lives of children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviours that challenge, including those with a mental health condition. This post is to join a team who are offering support to those diagnosed with autism without a learning disability.

Members of this team will be joining an ambitious and energetic multi-agency community of practitioners dedicated to the Transforming Care agenda and to improving local services. Post holders will need to have the skills and character to consistently deliver high quality care, advocate effectively for the best interests of our service users, and work creatively at pace with colleagues, carers and our service users' relatives.

The successful applicant will be central to the development of this new and exciting service for our local Autism only population; supporting our service users to understand their Autism diagnosis through the development of Positive Behavioural Approaches to enable them to live happy and fulfilling lives in the community and, if a stay in hospital is required, making sure that they are discharged back into the community promptly and safely.

We are an ambitious and innovative team with an active interest in learning and a determination to reduce inequality and improve the quality and accessibility of the services we support. Your commitment to supporting our service users and your ability to meet the requirements of the job description will be evident in your application, but through the recruitment process you will also show us your appreciation of their needs and your track record of improving care.

Please complete the online application form – you will need a full driving license for this post and access to a car.

Interviews will take place: Via MSTeams

For further information about this post please contact Rebecca Mitchell Clinical Lead –

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

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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