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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/05/2019.

Health Care Assistant

Job Reference: 378-SSW0523

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 SPE Eating Disorders
£17,787 to £20,448 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We’re very proud we were chosen as the ‘best organisation’ in the 2017 Kate Granger awards for compassionate care. We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Are you passionate about helping young people with mental health problems? Are you committed to getting the best outcomes for children, young people and families? Are you looking for an opportunity to develop and share your skills and knowledge in mental health? Would you like to be part of a forward thinking, supportive and developing service? If you answer yes to these questions, then Wakefield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is the place for you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Health Care Support Worker to join our CAMHS Eating Disorder team. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team delivering interventions and assessments to children, young people and their families who are presenting with an Eating Disorder. This role will also include outreach to young people and their families, providing intensive support where required to meet identified need, contributing to the prevention of admission to inpatient provision and also the facilitation of timely discharge from inpatient provision.

You will work closely with the registered Health Care Practitioners in the team, providing high quality care appropriate to the young person’s needs. You will be required to work with families and young people at times of distress therefore excellent communication and engagement skills are essential. You will need to develop good working relationships with key professionals across the district; to enable holistic care packages to be delivered to the young people and families.

In return we will provide a comprehensive induction programme, regular clinical and management supervision and you will be appraised on a yearly basis with a view to developing knowledge and skills where appropriate.

The post will be based at Airedale Health Centre, Castleford. You will be required to demonstrate a flexible approach to travel as you will be required to see young people in different community settings across the Wakefield District as well as CAMHS bases in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford.

Informal visits and enquires are strongly encouraged. Please contact Claire Sidebottom, Team Manager 01977 735900.

As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644088.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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