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Health Care Support Worker

Job Description

Named as one of the 100 best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal in 2015, Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health, learning disabilities and social care services.

Previous applicants need not apply

Health Care Support Worker

Job Title: Health Care Support Worker – Acute Mental Health Team

Salary band: Band 3

Hours: Full-time 375 hours per week

Location: Southampton

Are you a support worker looking for a new challenge? Maybe you have been working in in-patient services and would like to opportunity to further your career in a community setting? Maybe you are already a Community Support Worker who would like the opportunity to work within the Acute Care Pathway?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, grounded, yet innovative, Mental Health Support Worker who is committed to the principles of service user focussed care to become part of the Southampton Acute Mental Health Team. The Southampton Acute Mental Health Team seeks to support individuals with acute mental health needs requiring intensive input to remain in the community in a recovery focussed, supportive manner. We also support individuals along their journey through the Acute Care Pathway from the hospital environment to home.

This exciting post allows for the successful applicant to develop experience in a community setting whilst also being a key part of the Acute Care Pathway, working in close liaison with the in-patient multi-disciplinary teams. The Acute Mental Health Team is a friendly, service user focussed team which welcomes new ideas and seeks to deliver clinical excellence at all times.

As a Support Worker in the team, you will be supported by the multi-disciplinary team to deliver intensive, recovery focussed intervention for individuals presenting with acute clinical needs as an alternative to hospital admission. You will hold positive communication skills, enabling you to be a role model for others, as well as positively representing Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. You will also be able to liaise effectively with other services, both internal and external to Southern Health Foundation NHS Trust, retaining service user focus at the heart of any clinical decision making to ensure the best outcome.

Closing Date for Applications: 24/10/2016

Interview Date: TBA

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities

We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

If you are short-listed for this post you will be informed via your email address therefore, please check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis. Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC. You will comply with all Employer processes in order to provide yearly permission to the Employer enabling it to view your status and to undertake random checks as required. If you change to a role where a check would no longer be required this will be confirmed and you may end your membership if desired.

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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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