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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/05/2022.

Community Support Worker

Job Reference: 274-LPFT7981

Employer:
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Adult Eating Disorders Service, Unit 4, St George’s Hospital Site
Location:
Lincoln
Salary:
£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.


he Eating Disorders Service is a small multi-disciplinary team, operating on a county-wide basis, providing assessment and treatment for severe Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.

The individual will be responsible for direct patient care within the Eating Disorders Service and for helping with the planning and co-facilitating of structured and non-structured group interventions. The job role also involves supporting individuals on a one-to-one basis in the community with all practical aspects of recovery, including, but not limited to, social eating, meal preparation and grocery shopping. Promoting the concept of recovery is essential in all work carried out and you will need to act independently but also in consultation and liaison with the team.


Although not essential, we are hoping to attract someone who has personally experienced an eating disorder and is in post recovery for at least 2 years. This will provide the individual an opportunity to use their own personal journey and experiences to encourage recovery and promote and enhance a better quality of life. Previous experience of working with eating disorders is also desirable but not essential. We recognise that you will bring with you some transferrable skills and we will provide specific role training and regular, quality supervision to ensure that you feel confident in your contribution to the team and the patient’s recovery journey.

The post provides a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative service and work with one of the most challenging and high-risk client groups. It also offers the greatest rewards as intervention can be life changing for those we work with.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the office to arrange an informal visit or to discuss further with Heather Killick (Team Co-ordinator) or Ali Young, Community Support Worker.

Contact details:

Tel: 01522 421632 or 01522 421621

Email: h.killick@nhs.net

Please note that when filling out your application form: to avoid delay in appointment the details of your references should be accurate, up-to date and provide work postal and email addresses to enable Employment Services to be timely in their request for your reference




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.


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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