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Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 301-BK-21-124932

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Home First North
North Staffordshire

We are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers, with an annual turnover of close to £400m, serving a population of 1.5m over a core geography of 2,400 square miles. Our portfolio of services includes mental health, learning disability and adult social care services across Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Shropshire. We provide a vast range of community services for adults and children and specialised services such as rheumatology and rehabilitation.

We have specialist mother and baby, eating disorder and medium secure forensic mental health services and contracts across the country for IAPT, addiction and some health services in prisons as well as hosting a network for inpatient mental health care for serving military personnel.

Recently, we have been shortlisted for Capsticks Award for innovation, Adademi Wales Award for Excellence in Organisational Development, Health and Wellbeing Award – Public Sector at Personnel Today Awards 2021, we were finalists for the HSJ Value Award 2021 for People and Organisational Development Initiative of the Year and we were the winners of the HR impact Award at Personnel Today Awards 2021.

Employing around 8,500 employees, we are an innovative and forward thinking organisation with an ever expanding portfolio of services. This means we can offer our employees genuine opportunities to develop their careers by gaining experience across a number of specialisms. We are a Keele University Teaching Trust with a thriving Research and Innovation Department.

The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS.

PLEASE NOTE: From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients or who work in a clinical area must be fully (currently this is limited to first and second vaccinations) vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

As a Home First Community Care Worker you will be working in the Home First Service in North Stoke, working in partnership with other health care professionals and external agencies to provide a personalised service to meet individuals’ needs.

The role will include assisting service users who need care and support to remain independent in their homes within activities of daily living such as meal preparation, washing and dressing, bathing or assistance with the administration of medication.

Ideally you will have some experience of working in a similar role or of caring experience in an informal or formal setting, however you will be required to work autonomously or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. We are looking for candidates with a strong work ethic for providing excellent standard of care with the right values for this role.

In return we can offer you the opportunity to study for the Care Certificate and an NVQ Level 2 in Care, along with other benefits of working in the NHS.

The service operates from 07:00 to 22:00, 7 days per week, with early and late shifts on a rota basis.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about achieving the best patient outcome to meet the patient’s plans of care in their own homes. You will be responsible for a defined population of people within the local health economy across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

Due to the nature of the service it is essential that applicants have the ability to travel independently across a wide geographical area - Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire.

For further information about these posts please contact:

Quality and Performance Leads on:

Home First Moorlands Andrew Lovatt - 07812491555

Home First Newcastle Lyn Wright - 07791 695035

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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