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Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker

Job Reference: 313-A-19-73014-GC

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Langley Ward
£18,813 / £19,332 / £19,917 / £20,795

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Families, Young People and Children’s Services

Eating Disorders Service


Health Care Support Worker (Band 3)

Full Time (37.5 hours)


The Eating Disorders Service is a well-established secondary service with an international reputation. There is a large outpatient service as well as an inpatient unit offering an intensive care programme, including a Day Programme for patients across the East Midlands with low weight Anorexia Nervosa. We are seeking to recruit a Senior Health Care Support Worker for our inpatient unit, situated on Langley Ward at the Bennion Centre on the Glenfield Hospital Site. Patients referred for inpatient treatment are at a low weight and have a high degree of physical and psychiatric co-morbidities. Experience of working with patients with Eating Disorders is essential to this role.


The post holder would be required to assist the qualified staff in delivering care to service users suffering from low weight anorexia nervosa and a range of co-morbid mental health difficulties. This would include supervision of meals, assisting in the delivery of therapeutic groups and 1-to-1 sessions with patients. The role will also require the monitoring of patients physical observations, taking bloods, alongside managing NG feeding tubes. The post holder would be provided with continuing in service training and clinical supervision.


This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated and reliable person, with good interpersonal and team working skills. We are looking for an individual who is capable of assisting in delivering a service of the highest possible quality. The post holder would be working within a multi-disciplinary team, demanding effective written and verbal communication skills. Furthermore, utilising initiative and being proactive are essential to maintain a safe and supportive environment on the ward for patients and staff. The post holder would be required to work shifts on internal rotation.


For further information please contact: Maureen Williams, Ward Manager on 0116 2951474.












We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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