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Support Workers - Community

Job Reference: L28-21736

St Andrew’s Healthcare
Mental Health
Bestwood Village
£16,980 + Enhancements

Support Workers and Bank Support Workers – Winslow ASD and LD community step down

Location: Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire

From £16,980 plus enhancements (Career Level: Core Contributor - Band 2)

Full time - 37.5 hours per week 

We are seeking highly motivated Support Workers to work with us within Winslow community step down.

Our Winslow service has been developed to provide enhanced care for individuals with complex presentations, who are transitioning away from secure hospital care to a community setting. It comprises six self-contained residential apartments offering independent living within a community based environment.

With an emphasis on sustainable living and vocational skills development, our aim is for residents to transition to successful community living.

Whilst you will be allocated to a specific site you may on occasion need to support one of the other community sites if the need arises


Your profile


There are no set entry requirements to become a Support Worker but there are skills and personal characteristics needed.

To be a Healthcare Assistant in mental health care, you will need to be:


·         Resilient

·         Caring and kind

·         Cheerful and friendly

·         Willing to do personal care tasks (washing, toileting, etc.) in some areas

·         Able to follow instructions and procedures

·         Able to work in a team but use your own initiative


You'll also need:

·         Communication and listening skills

·         Organisational skills

·         Observational skills




We offer an excellent benefits package including:

·         Pension

·         Sickness policy on par with the NHS

·         35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service

·         Life cover

·         Car lease scheme

·         Cycle to work scheme

·         Healthcare cash plan

·         Free parking

·         Paid DBS application

·         Access to free vocational qualifications

·         There is the opportunity for you to apply to our Aspire Programme, a nursing bursary programme, which could support you while training to be a qualified nurse. Each year we provide the financial and development support for 20 of our employees to gain a Nursing Degree.

Closing date: Sunday 1st September 2019

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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