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Home First Support Worker

Job Reference: 301-BK-22-140443

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Home First
Merlin House - Tamworth
£20,330 -£21,777

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Home First Support Worker – South East including Tamworth, Lichfield, Burntwood, Burton, Uttoxeter and surrounding villages

Are you what we are looking for? Do you have a caring nature are you passionate about your work? Are you reliable and able to work flexibly across these geographical areas?

Homefirst are committed to improving people’s lives by promoting independence through the delivery of a professional high quality flexible service.

We are currently recruiting people who are passionate about providing personal and reablement care to our patient’s to help them remain safe and well in their own home. As a Home First Support Worker your role will include enabling/supporting our service users to regain and maintain their independence, helping them to manage their personal care such as washing and dressing, to prepare meals, manage their medication safely and achieve their therapeutic goals as set by the therapy team as per their care plan.

It is important that you can complete patient records accurately after each visit and be confident in assessing any changes in the patient’s health, communicating these changes back to the health professionals involved in their care plan. Providing feedback on the progress of the patient to the Shift Lead/tracker and recording this on the electronic Rota system.

You will need to be able to demonstrate your previous experience of working in a caring role in either a formal or informal care setting and be able to bring this experience with you. If you do not already hold a qualification in Health and Social Care, we will support your training to achieve an NVQ Level 3 qualification.

As this is a community based post it is essential that you are able to travel to various locations across the geographical area of the service, therefore you must be a driver and have access to a vehicle.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

The following hours need to be recruited to: 24, 30 36 hour contracts working 6 hour shifts and includes 2 in 3 weekends and rolling rest days.

Shifts are between the hours of 7am and 10pm and will include weekends and bank holidays. We also offer weekend and evening only contracts.

Salary: £20,330 - £21,777 pro-rata. Pay enhancements for Bank Holidays, weekends and late shifts, generous holidays and access to the NHS pension scheme.

Full induction and training plan is provided.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

The Trust treats personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with the Information Governance Policy. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is contained within the Trust’s Privacy Notice

1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

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

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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