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Community Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 449-AMH678

Solent NHS Trust
Older Persons Mental Health
£20,330 - £21,777 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Would you like to work in a care environment with patients who have a range of mental health and clinical needs? Would you like to have the opportunity to broaden your career horizons and work as a part of a committed and caring patient centered team? If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for enthusiastic Healthcare Support Workers to join our Community Older Persons Mental Health Team which provides care to patients in the community, based at St Mary’s Community Campus in Portsmouth. This is a part time position for 22.5 hours p/week.

Older Persons Mental Health receive referrals from GP for patients suffering with memory issues or functional illness such as depession/anxiety. They are assessed by the Nurses and Dr's, the role of the HCSW would be to monitor the patient according to the presentation.

The Community is a dynamic team and a wonderful environment to learn on the job and develop new skills.

We are looking for individuals with good communication skills along with a flexible and responsive approach as well as a genuine interest in working within this rewarding area of mental health nursing.

As you progress there are opportunities for further professional development, with apprenticeships for both nursing associate and nursing pathways. However, this is based on a further application process. The team are very supportive and will help and guide with any learning need.

The OPMH service is open Monday - Friday 9-5pm.

The team works collaboratively to offer a seamless journey for patients based upon their needs and risks to ensure that care and treatment is assessed and provided with an emphasis on keeping people in their own homes.

Some previous caring experience is desirable though not essential.

For this post, you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and have access to the use of a car.

This is an exciting time to join the community OPMH team as wego through the Mental health Transformation.

For more information on the post, please contact Vicki Woodhams on 0300 123 3923 or


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Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

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