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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/08/2022.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 348-PSE-I-971A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Nursing Rowan Ward
£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

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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.

Rowan ward at Petersfield Hospital cares for patients with Physical Rehabilitation needs, as well as some palliative care. We have undergone lots of changes to our patient group and ward layout and are now looking for a full and part time Health Care Support Workers who are able to work flexibly across 7 days a week. You will receive regular supervision and annual appraisal and will be offered training opportunities to meet your Personal Development Plan.

Enthusiastic and motivated people are needed to join our multi disciplinary team and support the qualified Nurses in providing effective health care in a safe and therapeutic environment. If you have good communication skills and you are genuinely interested in caring for older people then we would like to hear from you. Previous experience of working within a care environment or the NHS is desirable but not essential as you will be supported in learning in the role, it is more important for you to be enthusiastic and willing to learn and become part of our close, supportive team.


If you wish to discuss this further please call Rowan ward on 02382 310 605 and speak to one of the Sisters on duty.

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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