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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/10/2022.

Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 274-LPFT8364

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
All areas within Trust
£21,730 to £23,177 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 positive, friendly and upbeat person who likes helping others?

If so, we have the perfect role for you. Join our brilliant team as a Healthcare Support Worker.

Healthcare Support Workers are the beating heart of our clinical teams providing essential support to people in our care.

Alongside registered practitioners, you will be helping people struggling with their mental health, including issues such as self harm and suicidal thoughts and dementia.

The job is really varied, as are the locations and work environments. For example, you could choose to work on an inpatient ward for older people in North Hykeham, Lincoln or to work in the community along the East Coast. There are many options available.

Some of the things you could be doing are:

Teaching and supporting life skills, such as using public transport, paying for bills, managing a home to live independently, helping with personal care, shopping and meal preparation, engaging in hobbies/Interests and communicating with others.
Providing emotional support for an individual and their families.
Connecting with community resources and relationship building with other services.
Assist in maintaining general and specific patient observations under the supervision of registered nursing staff.
Facilitate and participate in recreational and physical activities in the provision of health and social care to service users. ·
Participate in the escorting of patients as required.
Provide direct physical, social and psychological care to service users
Supporting patients to regain independence and confidence by helping them to gain new skills
Support recovery to live as independently as possible to reach their optimal mental health
To build and maintain therapeutic relationships whilst maintaining boundaries

Alongside making a huge difference to our patients, you’ll get to work with some amazing people.

The team is made up of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and healthcare workers amongst others. We all work really closely together, supporting each other and getting on really well– it’s a bit like a big family!

It is flexible too and there’s plenty of training and job progression opportunities if you want them.


Our services run 24 hours a day and for some roles you may be needed to work shifts over 7 days. Of course, we can talk this through with you so we can look to fit around your commitments.

As well as a really rewarding job, you will also get:

Regular clinical supervision and annual appraisal
Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies
Excellent working environment.
Free car parking
NHS Pension
Access to brilliant NHS Discounts and free event tickets

So what’s the next step?
Our people are at the heart of LPFT and we would love to hear from you if you think you can work with us and make a real difference.

We will be holding a recruitment an interview event for successful applicants in October 2022 which will include an opportunity for you to hear more about the role and the organisation.

Want to know more?
If you have any questions or for an infromal chat about the role or recruitment event please contact Justine Wright or Karen Christer on 07518 294800.

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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