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Senior Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 378-SSCK0514

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 WAK LD Therapy in Kirklees
£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.

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic people to join us and work in a fun enthusiastic committed team

The Kirklees Adult Community Learning Disability Health Team has two exciting opportunities waiting for the right people.

The team is a multi-disciplinary team that provides specialist health support to both individuals, and their wider support networks. The team work agilely and covers the whole of the Kirklees geographical area. The administrative base is in Dewsbury, but you will be out and about in people’s homes, workplaces and services across Dewsbury and Huddersfield

Post One is In The Intensive Support part of the Team (IST) which works proactively and intensively with a small number of clients, aiming to reduce hospital admissions and placement breakdowns. Interest and/or experience in working within a positive behavioral support model. This post is full time 37.5 hours

In this post you will work with the nurses to offer assessments and interventions to help people with a learning disability improve their physical and mental wellbeing. This may include some community health promotion activities and events

For both posts we are looking for candidates who demonstrate a positive attitude to working with people with learning disabilities and a commitment to promoting a high quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Experience in working with people with learning disabilities and/or on the Autistic Spectrum would be an advantage and experience of working in care provision is essential.

If you are a service user focused, motivated individual who is keen to work in this continually developing service and feel you can demonstrate all of the Trusts values please apply.

If you would like any more information please contact:

Dr. Nicola Roberts, Principle Clinical Psychologist / IST Clinical Lead Tel: 07917 552412 or Ian Stevenson, Lead Nurse Tel: 07748 920289

Jan Howard Lead Nurse 07919 166189 or Kirsty Dawson Senior Specialist Nurse

Teams base contact for all the above 01924 316714

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 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 644081.

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.

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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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