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Healthcare Assistant

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-364-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Wetherby YOI / Adel Beck
£18,813 to £20,795 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

HMP Wetherby Young Offenders Institute (WYOI) is a secure male young person centre housing 336 young people aged between 15 & 18 years, and Adel Beck Secure Children's Home holds 24 young people (male and female) age 10-18 years. Leeds Community Healthcare have been providing healthcare here for over 10 years, meaning we have a unique understanding of children and young people's needs and the associated challenges and opportunities these bring.

We require an enthusiastic full time healthcare assistant to work within the healthcare team at both HMYOI Wetherby and Adel Beck Secure Children's Home in Leeds. The post holders will support a MDT in delivering healthcare services, to some very vulnerable and highly complex young people. Duties will include: supporting G.P clinics, taking part in health promotion sessions, Sexual health screening, biological sampling, immunisation administration, phlebotomy, recording o bservations and providing support to young people on wing based / Unit based locations. We are seeking to recruit staff who have a genuine desire to work with young people in a secure estate and who are passionate and committed to delivering high quality healthcare services that make a difference.

Experience of working with this client group and of working within a secure environment is desirable. You must hold the relevant NVQ level 3 or Care Certificate workbook qualification or experience at working as a Health Care Assistant at Band 2 or 3. A comprehensive induction package is provided, including any training that may be required. It is strongly recommended that interested candidates contact Sarah Hemsley (Primary Care Manager) on 01937 544424 to arrange an informal visit.

HMP WYOI has excellent onsite facilities, with free parking, two staff gyms and a coffee shop. It is situated very close to the A1(M) with easy links to Leeds, Harrogate and York. Wetherby grew up as a half-way staging post for travellers on the Great North Road between London and Edinburgh. It has since developed into a busy market town, it boasts specialist craft shops, quaint tearooms and restaurants. It makes a wonderful, centra l base for days out to the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors and the East Coast.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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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