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Support Worker

NHS
Wickford
£16,800 - £19,655 / year
Full Time

Job Description

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) has been voted one of the top 100 places to work in the NHS and we have an overall CQC rating of 'Good'. We are one of the most successful NHS Foundation Trusts in the country providing integrated care including mental health, learning disability, social care and community services to culturally and economically diverse communities across Bedfordshire and Essex. We employ approximately 4,500 people and work with a wide range of partners to 'provide services that are in tune with you'.

We are a responsive, innovative and dynamic Foundation Trust delivering leading edge health services in a constantly changing environment. We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospital and community based premises. We have many modern community based resource centres and community facilities to provide local services to local people where possible.

Unlike acute hospital services, Community Health Services, mental health and learning disability services are mainly provided in community settings with defined geographical localities. As a result we operate from various locations across Bedfordshire and Essex.


SUPPORT WORKER

BAND 3 – SECURE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

HOURS: FULL- TIME

BROCKFIELD HOUSE, WICKFORD, ESSEX

Brockfield House provides secure mental health services for patients between 18 and 65 years old, detained under the Mental Health Act 1983/2007 or a Court Order. The services care for patients in settings of low and medium security.

At Brockfield House we are in the position to recruit band 3 support workers to our low and medium secure wards providing care for female and male patients, and for staff to join our peripatetic team. We are looking for motivated staff who share our Trust values of Positive, Welcoming, Respectful, Involving, Kind and Accountable.

We are also looking for staff that are:

  • Dedicated and committed to providing the best possible service;
  • Show a positive attitude to people with mental health and learning disabilities;
  • Present a professional image at all times;
  • Kind and caring towards others;
  • Respect their colleagues and show zero tolerance to behaviour which opposes our commitment to equality and diversity.

In return we offer a wide range of staff benefits, which include:

  • The opportunity to develop your skills and talents through regular training, Supervision and Appraisal;
  • Flexible Working to support a healthy balance between your work and home life
  • Being part one of the highest achieving NHS Trusts in the country
  • Rotation programme
  • In-house induction period
  • In house continual development opportunities

Candidates will have an understanding of the Recovery Model approach, taking into account the holistic needs of patients, families and carers, whilst working under the direction of senior staff and work as an integral part of the an established multidisciplinary team.

Should you need any further information regarding out Trust, please visit our website.

For further information please email ( Email address removed ) or call  ( Phone number removed ) 

We look forward to hearing from you.

PREVIOUS APPLICANT NEED NOT APPLY




PLEASE ENSURE THAT AS PART OF YOUR APPLICATION YOU INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES WITH BUSINESS CONTACT INFORMATION COVERING YOUR LAST 3 YEAR EMPLOYMENT HISTORY.

WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT PERSONAL OR CHARACTER REFERENCES

As a newly appointed employee you are responsible for incurring the cost of your initial DBS check relevant to your post, the amount will be deducted from your first salary with the Trust.

Applications for Job Share are positively welcomed

Our Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We particularly welcome applications from people with experience of using mental health services. We also hold the Disability two tick symbol and have made the pledge to commit to employing more people with learning disabilities, we encourage people with a disability to apply. If you require this application form in another format i.e. Braille or audio tape etc, please contact the Recruitment Department on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed ) and we can arrange for this to be dispatched to you.

The Trust has the right to expire vacancies prior to closing date if they so wish.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to robust safer recruitment processes.

We can advise that South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is currently proposing a merger with North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, therefore any offers of employment made through this job advert, may be subject to a merger of the two organisations from 1st April 2017.




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)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.




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