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Health Care Support Worker

Job Reference: 425-A-19-30549

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Amber Lodge
£17,652 - £19,020 per annum

Amber Lodge is an intensive, specialist mental health service for primary school aged children (5-11) who are experiencing a range of complex mental health, developmental and emotional and behavioural issues. The service is focussed on the child and family in a holistic way, providing assessment and therapeutic services both in the home and in the community and in a day setting. The team at Amber Lodge are looking for a motivated support worker to join our team who has a passion for working with children/ young people in a mental health setting.

The successful applicant will join a motivated and highly experienced staff team to assist, children in exploring, understanding and managing their thoughts, feelings and emotions by offering a suite of therapies. They will work alongside the multidisciplinary team at Amber Lodge to support the delivery of individually tailored care plans to meet each child’s specific requirements and contribute to the provision of in-depth formulation, diagnostic assessment and comprehensive interventions. The work delivered on the Lodge is through a combination of day unit attendance and intensive community outreach to ensure a robust and comprehensive level of care is provided to the young people attending the Lodge.

Working predominantly on the day unit delivering structured/ unstructured/ individual/ group based work alongside the multidisciplinary staff team. The service is based in Sheffield and managed by Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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