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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/05/2022.

Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-22-118973-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Mental Health Teams
£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 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Do you care about supporting people with mental health difficulties?

If so, then become part of the solution as a Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker.

The Trust’s Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) provide support to people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties across Leicester and Leicestershire. We currently have new additional vacancies for Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW’s), based in the City and the South Leicestershire areas.

The CMHT’s provide comprehensive recovery focussed care packages in community and clinic settings.They are targeted at people with a wide range of mental health difficulties with the aim of improving their quality of life and ultimately, preventing admission to hospital. The service takes referrals from GP's, Forensic Service, PIER (Psychosis Intervention & Early Recovery), CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and in-patient areas.

The roles offer variety, creativity, and a collaborative way of delivering the highest standards of care. To do this we are looking for individuals who, like us, believe our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion are at the heart of patient care. Full details of the roles are in the Job and Person specification attached to this vacancy. You will need to hold NVQ/QCF level 3 in care or equivalent and Level 2 functional skills Maths and English or equivalent. You will also need to hold a current full driving licence and have access to a car. Alternatively, the Trust has Lease Car/salary sacrifice schemes available to successful applicants for this post.

We can offer you

  • Monday to Friday roles – this can help your work/life balance, along with our policy of flexible and hybrid work patterns

  • Opportunities to further develop your career through regular Supervision as well as offering Training and Development opportunities as part of our ‘Grow Your Own’ initiative. These form the backbone of career progression in health care.

  • Supportive teams and an atmosphere where your voice is heard

  • An element of autonomy and choice (in conjunction with colleagues) where you can manage your own diary.

If you want to know more or just have an informal chat about these opportunities then please make contact with: Dawn Holding (Team Manager) or Olivia McClure (Team Leader) on 0116 2255700 for the South Leicestershire Team and Ian Avis or April Rice (Team Leaders) on 0116 2957070 for the City Teams.

We look forward to receiving your application!


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

For rostered areas, 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 new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed 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.

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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