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Support Worker - Acorn Programme

Job Description

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

The Acorn Programme is a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed residential Therapeutic Community. The programme uses intensive psychological therapies, largely in a group setting, for women with complex needs who engage in self-defeating behaviours including self harm and disordered eating to cope with emotions and with relationships. Many have experienced trauma and abuse.

Our approach to treatment relies on building collaborative relationships which enable a joint attempt to understand the behaviours and to find alternative ways to manage the underlying problems.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Support Worker. The role of the Support Worker is to promote positive team culture and team working.

To support and help promote a team culture and learning that enables individuals to openly question, reflect and learn from their practice. To ensure, with the support of the Team Manager/Deputy Team Manager, you understand your role working within The Retreat's clinical governance strategy and seek to promote excellence in clinical practice in line with Care Quality Commission Standards. To actively encourage patients' involvement in monitoring and commenting on the quality of the service provided on the unit leading to user focused quality improvement initiatives.

This position involves working shifts including early, late and night shifts.

For further enquries, please contact David Raikes, Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ).

Benefits at The Retreat include:

  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free Car Parking
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Staff Discount Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen

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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UK Registration

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