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Recovery College Campus Support Worker

Job Description

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Forensic Vacancies – Please be aware you have to be 18 years or older to work in a Forensic Services Hospital/Prison within Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

The Wells Road Centre is a low secure unit, part of the Low Secure and Community Forensic Directorate, which provides services for adults with mental health and offending histories. The service has 3 male mental health wards, a ward for female patients and a ward for males with intellectual disabilities. The Recovery College campus

is affiliated to the Nottingham Recovery College and is well established and supported within the Wells Road Centre and by colleagues in the Forensic Division.

An opportunity has arisen to support the Wells Road Centre Recovery College Campus. The postholder will be responsible for the organisation of high quality recovery focused courses to patients at the Wells Road Centre. You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the campus in liaison with others . You will be based in the OT department and be supported by an established Campus Action Group.

Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to use computer recording systems. You would need the ability to prioritise your own workload and work effectively on your own initiative and in collaboration with colleagues and students.

You will have GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths and an NVQ III or equivalent or equivalent level of knowledge or experience in a relevant subject. You will have the ability to support adults who have a diverse range of learning needs.

You will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Recovery Approach and recovery based education.

Lived experience of mental health services is desirable but not essential.

For further information please contact; Dianne Pearson ( OT Team Leader) on  ( Phone number removed )  ex 10297 or  ( Phone number removed ) 

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be a Smoke Free Trust from 3rd October 2016. This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.

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.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post.

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. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

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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