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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/09/2022.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 348-SS-I-822B

Employer:
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Bluebird House
Location:
Bluebird House, Southampton
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.


Have you always thought about a career in care but never taken the plunge? Or are you an experienced carer looking for a new challenge?

 

Are you a good with people with excellent communication skills and have a caring nature?

 

Would you like to join a trust that will train you to gain your care certificate and help you develop a long-term career within the NHS?

 

If so then we would love to talk to you!!

 

 

As a Health care support worker you will work as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team. You will work closely with the young people, their families, friends and carers. You will play an important role in ensuring those who use our services have a positive and supportive experience. Successful candidates will need to be kind and responsive and remain professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services we provide.

Bluebird House is one of six Forensic Children’s mental health units in the country and one of only two that accept both male and female patients.

We offer a fun and dynamic environment where we prioritise the best outcomes for the young people we care for.

You will have the opportunity to work with some of the most complex 12-18 year olds in the country who experience complex mental health difficulties and challenging behaviour.

Many of the young people we help have experienced previous placements breakdown, prior to being admitted to Bluebird. We always ensure we spend a lot of time building a relationship with all our young people by providing a safe, controlled environment.

Bluebird House operates 24 hour cover therefore, you are required to work shifts which will include nights. There are a variety of shifts available and all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

Onsite Free Parking is available

Click the video link at the side to find out more about working in our team.

Happy to Talk Flexible Working -all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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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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