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Senior Support Worker

Job Reference: J123-609-ELDERTREE

The Huntercombe Group
Market Drayton, Stoke on Trent
From £10.39 to £10.89 per hour

We are currently seeking a Senior Support Worker to join our Adult Mental Health, at The Huntercombe Hospital, Eldertree Lodge. Located approximately 6 miles from Market Drayton and just 11 miles from Stoke-on-Trent and within one mile from the A53.

The Huntercombe Group is one of the leading specialist care providers in the UK, providing treatment in the areas of Mental Health and Addictions, Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), Learning Disabilities and Children Specialist Services.

We have gained a reputation for innovation and creating the right treatment solutions for patients with particularly challenging and complex needs. Our philosophy is to ensure that every individual admitted to our services has the potential to enhance their prospects for a more fulfilling life.

Eldertree Lodge is a low secure mental health hospital that provides specialist assessments, treatments and rehabilitation for adults with intellectual disabilities, mental health needs, autistic spectrum disorders, including those with varying degrees of challenging behaviours and forensic histories. The Hospital has 46 beds spread across six wards.

The hospital is located in Market Drayton, just 10 miles from Stoke-on-Trent and within one mile from the A53.

In your role as Senior Support Worker you will assist in the effective management and supervision of the support team. Providing leadership, coaching and guidance to enable excellent care and care planning for our clients. We’re looking for a caring and committed individual who wants to work with a company that understands how important Senior Support Workers are to our patients/residents recovery.

When you join The Huntercombe Group as a Senior Support Worker, you will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all puts people first.

Most patients and residents are referred via NHS and local authorities. We play an integral part in contributing to new models of care outlined in the Five Year Forward View.

Job Summary:

  • To assist the nursing team with the assessment of individual patient / resident needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for a number of individuals or groups of patients, including clinical risk assessment

  • To exercise a reasonable and agreed degree of professional autonomy and make judgements and decisions in order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job

  • To undertake clinical work related tasks as delegated by senior nursing staff, following appropriate training and assessment of competency

  • To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice

  • To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients

  • To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided based upon the care plan incorporating all relevant communication and liaison

  • To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients and carers

  • To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices

  • To protect vulnerable adults/children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient Advocate

To Join The Huntercombe Group as Senior Support Worker you will be:

  • Empathetic and have a desire to make a difference

  • Passionate about forming therapeutic relationships

  • Committed to a person-centred approach to recovery

  • Enthusiastic about working as part of a dedicated team

  • Resilient and able to work under pressure

  • An effective communicator with good written and verbal skills

  • Willing to take ownership for the delivery of quality care and demonstrate leadership qualities

  • Legally entitled to work in the UK

In return we offer you:

  • A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working

  • Clear pay structure, with competitive rates

  • Generous annual leave entitlement

  • Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay

  • The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions

  • Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)

  • 2 weeks paid paternity leave

  • Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit

  • Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary

  • A range of staff discounts

  • Opportunity to train to become a nurse through our ‘grow our own’ nurses programme

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Additional Information on the role: Part time applications on a job share basis will be considered. Please specify in your supporting statement the number of hours you are able to work.

An enhanced DBS (England) or PVG/Disclosure Scotland (Scotland) Disclosure will be required for all successful applicants. Costs will be met by the Company. If you like what you have read, we would like to hear from you.


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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