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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/09/2022.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 348-PSE-I-973A

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Hollybank - East Area - MH
Location:
Havant
Salary:
£18,870 to £19,918 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2021.

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.


Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health, mental health, learning disability and social care services in the South of England. Our AIMS accredited Mental Health Rehabilitation and Recovery unit, Hollybank in Havant, provides high quality, recovery focussed care to adults who are experiencing mental health difficulties such as depression or psychotic disorders.

Hollybank is a 15 bedded AMH recovery unit, delivering compassionate holistic care for patients with enduring mental health issues and complex needs and working 24 hours a day. Shift patterns will include nights, earlies, lates and weekends.

We now have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and enthusiastic Band 2 Health Care Support Worker to join our small friendly team based in Hollybank. As one of the team, you will ensure that you offer responsive, recovery focused care to the patients, while building strong therapeutic relationships to support patients to move forward in their recovery.

This is a role where you can really make a difference working to reduce the amount of time our patients need to spend in hospital and helping them to work towards their recovery and back into the community. As part of the role, the candidate will take part in the trust induction and training programme. Your role and responsibilities will be to support the registered staff, aid patients with activities of daily living and working alongside care plans to ensure patient needs are met, including escorting patients on community leave and other tasks you may have delegated to you by the nurse in charge.

The successful post holder will need excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with staff, service users.

We are looking to appoint motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful and resilient individuals who are committed to providing support and assistance to patients in their recovery of an acute episode of distress.

For further information on this role, please contact Gareth Williams on 023 9268 2800 or email on gareth.williams@southernhealth.nhs.uk

We look forward to hearing from you

As a registered professional you will automatically become a member of our Academy of Clinical Excellence (ACE) which has a specific focus on the professional development and career progression of our nurses and Allied Health Professionals. As part of ACE’s commitment to you, our development pathway for band 6’s focuses on enhancing your competence and confidence as a senior clinician and leader. As such, you will have access to masters level academic study with our partner universities as well as access to a variety of internal and external leadership programmes, workshops and support tools. The Academy encourages all our registrants to engage with service improvement, research and facilitating learning and a range of opportunities to support these core professional activities is available from ACE. To help you progress your journey with us, you will have access to a ‘Career Navigation’ conversation which will help you explore your career aspirations and make decisions about your career trajectory.

 

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.

 




A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

COVID-19 vaccine remains the best way to protect ourselves, our families, our colleagues, and patients from the virus, we therefore encourage applicants to become fully vaccinated. We ask for vaccination status as part of pre employment checks although COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment.


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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