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Integrated Support Worker

Job Description

£16,800 - £19,655 p.a.

For part time posts salary will be pro rata

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) provides integrated community health services. We aim to support people of all ages to achieve the very best they can for their health and well being. To ensure that we achieve this goal we look for candidates of a high calibre who share our passion for delivering excellent service user care.

We are currently looking for two B3 Integrated Care Worker’s to work within the Borderline Neighbourhood Team.

These teams’ works across a mixture of town and rural locations, providing services to housebound people who require a variety of support.

You will be working as a part of the Neighbourhood team which includes District Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Mental Health Professionals and Support Staff. You will also link closely with our colleagues in general practice to support excellent care and therapy at home to reduce the necessity for acute hospital admission and promoting independence in a safe environment.

We are able to provide excellent supervision and training opportunities for the right candidate.

CPFT will support new to care Clinical Healthcare Support staff Band 2 - 4 through the provision of a robust programme of learning and development over their first 12 weeks in the Trust leading to the completion of the Care Certificate. The Care Certificate is a foundation programme which can provide the first steps into future career development within the NHS.

Following on from the Care Certificate and if you meet the eligibility criteria there will be the opportunity to complete a Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship qualification in Health and Social Care. As part of the apprenticeship you will achieve a national recognised qualification and gain experience in administration in a health care setting. An apprenticeship is a framework of qualifications made up of an NVQ, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills in Maths and English. Undertaking an apprenticeship qualification is a great way to progress onto the next step on your career pathway

We are looking for someone who:

  • Are working toward s NVQ level 3 or equivalent

  • Have experience within a healthcare environment, or with older people

  • Have good communication skills both written and verbal

  • Have the ability to work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs

  • Enjoy working within a team as well as on their own initiative

  • Have the ability to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining high quality care and service provision

  • Have observational skills and a caring and approachable manner

  • Travel around the work base locality as required.

    You will be responsible for:

  • Working as part of an integrated Community Healthcare Team across health and social care boundaries

  • Planning, providing and evaluating a programme of therapeutic activities within the agreed framework

  • Assisting in the delivery of high standards of healthcare and supporting patients within their community

  • Applying competency based treatment/care to patients with specific conditions, under the supervision of a qualified practitioner

  • Delivering functional assessments, personal care, medication prompts, mobility and appropriate exercise and equipment provision.

  • Supporting staff in the management and execution of clinical practice

  • Managing your own case load of patients who require support with complex needs

    If this sounds like the role for you then please apply!

    Please contact Rachael Watts on Rachael.watts if you have any questions at all.

    To find out about our open days, the services we provide and the benefits of working for us please visit our career page via link to the right.

    The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the selection process you may be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring check.

    The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we positively encourage applications from people who have experienced mental health issues.

    The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

    Please note that due to the variety of contacts you may provide it cannot be guaranteed that the recruitment process will be managed exclusively within the NHS email system. Please ensure that all the details you provide on your application form are correct.

    **Internal CPFT Trust applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ and who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over any other candidates who may apply for this post. Further consideration will then be given to other internal applicants currently ‘affected by change’ and then to other NHS applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the wider NHS. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration**

In submitting an application form, you authorise Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

Serco ASP will be providing the recruitment administration service for this Trust. We provide a recruitment administration service to a range of Primary Care Trusts within Cambridgeshire and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. If you have any queries concerning your application please contact us on –  ( Phone number removed ) 

The aim of the employing organisation is to ensure that no employee in employment or job applicant receives less favourable treatment because of their race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin or on the grounds of gender, marital status, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion; or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not justified by the job to be done.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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