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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/06/2019.

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Community Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 798-9023

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Bromsgrove NT 3
£18,813 to £20,795 pa pro rata

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

Together We Can

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust is a leading provider of community nursing, therapy and mental health services to people of all ages throughout our county.

Rated Good by the CQC, with a clearly defined strategy and proven financial track record, we believe that key to maintaining our high standards and meeting the challenges we face is to retain and recruit committed, skilled and motivated staff.

So Together We Can empower you to make changes which will make every day better; we can support you through our health and wellbeing opportunities; and we can continually meet your ambitions through our flexible in-house learning and development programmes.

We believe our staff are our biggest asset. We want to develop a positive, inclusive and caring culture that engages and inspires all our staff, with a clear focus on improvement and advancing equality of opportunity.

Are you an experienced Healthcare Assistant and want to make the transition to community working? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and supportive team caring for people in their own homes in the Bromsgrove and Redditch area? If the answer is yes you may be interested to hear we have an opportunity for a Community Health Care Assistant based in Bromsgrove or Redditch to join our teams.


The Neighbourhood Teams consist of Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Healthcare Assistants and administration staff with GP and social care colleagues working closely alongside. The teams deliver planned nursing, therapy and admission avoidance / supported hospital discharge interventions to the adult patient population. The teams remit is to deliver a high quality service to people in their own homes, putting them at the centre of care and utilising the skills of all the multidisciplinary team where appropriate. We aim to deliver an effective, high quality service that puts patients at the centre of their own care.


We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible team player with a strong, quality driven patient focus and an ability to work through change to embed new ways of delivering care.


You should have excellent clinical, written and verbal communication skills. We provide a supportive induction programme to community work and the mentorship to help you to develop the skills and competencies expected of the role. We would consider the potential of employing the right candidate in a Band 2 development role to enable them to gain the required skills.


It is essential applicants have experience of working with older adults in a health/social care setting. A Level 3 qualification (e.g. A Level, NVQ3) in Care or a Level 2 qualification (e.g. GCSE Grade A-C, NVQ2) in Care and will be expected to undertake the relevant Level 3 qualification on appointment to post.

Successful candidates will be expected to meet the Care Certificate standards within 12 weeks of commencing employment with the Trust.


In return we offer a great team environment, learning and development opportunities and supervision support.


Due to the nature of the posts the applicant must be able to travel independently / have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes and hold a full UK driving license.


If this sounds like the opportunity you are looking for we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Jayne Humphries/ Dawn White on 01527 488340 |07738612384 for an informal discussion.

PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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