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Health Care Support Worker

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•In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

•Priority will be given to NHS staff across the region who are at risk of redundancy, where the vacancy is at the same band or one below their current band meeting the essential criteria for this post.

All employees new to the Trust will be subject to a 6 month proationary period.

•All clinical staff bands 1-4 that are new to the Trust will be required to complete a Care Certificate, the details of which, are stated below:

“All staff that are new to the Trust will be supported through a comprehensive 15 module programme over a 12 week period to complete both the knowledge and practical observations required to meet the specified criteria, contained within the Care Certificate framework, regardless of whether they have previous experience (defined as 3 months’ experience or more) of working in Health and/or Social Care.

“Where staff do not have previous experience of working in a health and/or social care setting (3 months’ or less), they will be directly supervised until they have completed the Care Certificate.'

An exciting opportunity has arisen in North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust for a permanent contract Band 3 (100 WTE) Health Care Support Worker.

This post will be based in the Darwin Centre Child & Adolescent Inpatient Service as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

The Darwin Centre is a regional 15-bedded inpatient unit, providing specialist mental health services for young people between 12-18 years of age.

The Centre provides comprehensive multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment services which involve developing an understanding of young peoples' mental health and psychological well-being, in the context of their development, social, family and educational history.

Stoke-on-Trent is a unique city in England. It is made up of six distinct towns - affectionately known as 'THE POTTERIES'. It has excellent commmuter links but benefits from being within easy reach of beautiful countryside.

For further information or an informal discussion, contact Mrs Carol Hinds on  ( Phone number removed ) .

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity. We offer a variety of flexible working opportunities for both full and part time staff. Job Share applicants will be fully considered and applications are particularly welcomed from current and previous service users. Canvassing of members of the Trust or of any Committee of the Trust directly or indirectly for any appointment under the Trust shall disqualify the candidate for such appointment. The Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.

Please provide full contact details for all referees, especially their email addresses where possible. Failure to do may result in significant delays in your application. There may also be a requirement to provide additional referee details.
The Trust operates a no-smoking policy

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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