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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/09/2022.

Senior Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8263

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
CMHT Boston
£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.

Are you a Support Worker currently looking for a new challenge or opportunity to work in an organisation that will help you develop and achieve your goals to become the best you can be? If so, you're in luck.
We are recruiting within our Community Mental Health Team in Boston for a Senior Support Worker to work along side our multi-disciplinary team in supporting people with mental health needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic Community Mental Health Team as part of a Multi Disciplinary Team covering the geographical foot print of CMHT Boston and immersed in transformation of services county wide.

You will be required to participate as a member of a multi professional team providing community mental health services to support service users with severe and enduring mental illnesses within their own communities. You will work to provide care and support to service users under the direct or indirect supervision of qualified healthcare professionals and wider MDT.

You will be familiar with offering support and appropriate interventions to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties and to their families. You will enjoy the challenge of meeting the needs of our people in a person centred way.

There will be opportunities to develop a range of other skills to aid the team to assess and monitor physical health with phlebotomy, ECG training and EFA where appropriate, all contributing to the wider aspects of whole person needs. Other training and development opportunities across LPFT are also accessible.

You will be committed to a recovery based approach promoting social inclusion and have excellent communication skills.You will be able to support service users with emotional, social, physical and domestic needs. You will be skilled in engaging both service users and stakeholders and have a good understanding of the needs and diversity of those you will be supporting.

You will be able to provide quality evidenced based care and risk management strategies working closely with clinical colleagues, feeding back to the team and escalating any concerns as required for the best possible care to be provided across a specified caseload.. You will be highly motivated and committed, making a significant contribution to the development of the service and building on your previous experience and skills in mental health, all the while developing induvial knowledge and skillset to best meet needs of our local population.

If interested or further Information please contact - James Smith CMHT Boston Interim Lead

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.

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