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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/05/2022.

Senior Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7930

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£20,330 to £21,777 pa

Here at LPFT, our people lie at the heart of everything we do.

We employ around 2,700 staff who are pivotal in our success.

Do you want to join a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England, located in a county heralded as a fantastic place to live and work?

We provide mental health, learning disability and autism services to a local population of over 755,000 across 45 sites, as well as specialist services for children and young people.

About the Trust

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) is a high performing organisation that delivers excellent mental health and learning disability for the people of Lincolnshire. We are proud to work in partnership with our staff, patients, carers, governors, commissioners and the public to ensure our services are the best that they can be.

Our people lie at the heart of what we do. Over 2500 excellent, well trained and motivated staff are what makes LPFT successful. You could be part of a Trust rated by our own staff as one of the best mental health trusts in England. In our latest staff survey we have scored number 1 for staff morale when compared to all Trusts, not just those delivering mental health services.

About the roles

Our Health Care Support Workers work in a range of inpatient and community settings, with a variety of individuals across the lifespan - from child and adolescent services, through to working age and older adult and dementia care.

Alongside registered practitioners you will provide interventions to people struggling with mental health difficulties, including issues such as self harm and suicidal thoughts and dementia and work in collaboration with their family / careers. Your day to day will vary depending on which area of the Trust you work in and your duties may include:

  • One to one work with patients in their home, supporting individuals attendance in health and social care settings, involvement in group activities and attending multidisciplinary meetings
  • Teaching and supporting life skills, such as using public transport, paying for bills, managing a home to live independently, helping with personal care, shopping and meal preparation, engaging in hobbies/Interests and communicating with others.
  • Providing emotional support for an individual and their families.
  • Connecting with community resources and relationship building with other services.
  • Work with service users to promote independence, maximising daily living skills.
  • Assist in maintaining general and specific patient observations under the supervision of registered nursing staff.
  • Facilitate and participate in recreational and physical activities in the provision of health and social care to service users. ·
  • Participate in the escorting of patients as required.
  • Provide direct physical, social and psychological care to service users
  • Undertaking patient observations
  • Supporting patients to regain independence and confidence by helping them to gain new skills
  • Support recovery to live as independently as possible to reach their optimal mental health
  • To build and maintain therapeutic relationships whilst maintaining boundaries
  • To support patients to complete activities of daily living including personal care, budgeting, cooking etc.

Whatever area of our organisation you work in, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to providing a high-quality standard of care, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude towards change, with an ability to contribute to the evolving nature of our services. You will receive regular supervision and for some roles be expected to shifts over 7 days.

Applicants will be matched with the most suitable work area as part of the recruitment process depending on skills / experience and applicant preference.

Working for our organisation

We are dedicated to offering opportunities for flexible working across all our services as we understand and value the importance of a great work-life balance and are committed to providing pathways and opportunities for development for all staff.

We can also offer:

• Regular clinical supervision and annual appraisal

• Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies

• Excellent working environment.

• Free car parking

• NHS Pension

Next steps

Our values and behaviours are at the very heart of LPFT and we would welcome an application from you if you share these values and believe that you can make a difference.

We will be holding a recruitment and interview event for successful applicants in May 2022 which will include an opportunity for you to hear more about the role and the organisation.

Want to know more?

For an infromal chat about the role or recruitment event please contact Justine Wright (HR Business Partner) or Karen Christer (Head of Workforce Development) on 07518 294800.

We are leading the way with mental health transformation projects. Multi-million-pound schemes to transform patient environments and radically redesign community services are currently underway, as part of our commitment to reshaping the future of mental healthcare.

We believe the key to high quality patient care is a contented workforce. This is reflected in the Care Quality Commission rating us as ‘outstanding’ for well led and ‘good’ overall, and 75% of our staff recommending us as a place to work.

We offer options for flexible working and provide development pathways and opportunities. We have a proud partnership with the University of Lincoln and the Lincoln Medical School, which has expanded our academic offerings to nurture talent across the Trust.

We are committed to ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels. We are currently under-represented particularly at senior leadership level, so we welcome applications from women, people with disabilities, people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and those from the LGBT communities.

We support and celebrate diversity. We have active staff network groups for Black Asian Minority Ethnics (BAME), Lesbian Gay Bi-Sexual Transgender (LGBT+), staff with Mental and Physical Lived Experience (MAPLE) and our dedicated groups for men and women. We are a Silver Standard Employer with ENEI, were in the top 100 organisations in the county within the Stonewall Index (in 2019), and have been a finalist for the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Mental Health Trust of the Year Award two years in a row.

We offer 24-hour services within our Inpatient, Crisis and SPA teams, if you are successfully appointed to posts in these areas or others that might have specified, you will be required to work unsociable hours and shift patterns.

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