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Community Reablement Peer Support Assistant - MH Worcester

Job Reference: 798-9057

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Reablement Team MH
£17,652 to £19,020 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 If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.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.

This is a great opportunity to be part of the Countywide Reablement Service designed to promote social inclusion and recovery through improved access to community opportunities. We are looking for enthusiastic self-motivated people, who themselves have experienced recovery from mental ill health, to join the team.

Referrals to the service come primarily from mental health community and specialist teams. The current Reablement Assistants then provide an individualised person centred planning assessment which supports integration into community based activities and services such as employment, education, social networks, volunteering, arts, sports and leisure etc.

These Peer Support posts have been created to work alongside people as they move towards their chosen goals. As somebody who has experienced recovery yourself, you will be involved in giving others the confidence to progress on their chosen path. This could involve helping a person develop the confidence to use public transport, accompanying them to register for a College course, or working alongside them the first time they go to a volunteer placement.

Applicants will be able to:

  • Provide empathetic and flexible support
  • Motivate others to achieve outcomes
  • Communicate effectively with Service Users and professionals
  • Create innovative solutions to help empower service users
  • Meet the travel requirements of the post

For informal enquiries and to express interest please contact Andrew Hawker, Service Coordinator or Alexandra Hope on 01905 734559

Closing date: 21 July 2019                               Date of Interviews:  29 July 2019      

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.

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