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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/11/2021.

Response and Recovery Support Worker

Job Reference: 415-J21-631

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata

We have an opportunity to come and work for the Response & Recovery Team, covering the whole of North Devon, assisting people to remain in their own homes.

We are looking for a motivated member of staff to work as part of a friendly, hardworking & committed team, working across 7 days to provide short term care and support to people in the community. We focus on end of life care, supporting and enabling patients to live independently at home and on maximising independence, following a period of acute ill health or hospitalisation.

If you can demonstrate your flexibility, community experience and like to be able to work autonomously, providing interventions for patients within their own homes then this could be the opening for you.

Community experience is essential for this Band 3 post. However, this is a real opportunity to develop into a Band 3 if you do not have a level 3 NVQ or apprenticeship but can demonstrate the relevant experience. If you have proven community experience, either within or outside the NHS setting, we would love to hear from you.

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future.

Closing Date: 10 November 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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