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Full Time
Maidstone
£16,968 - £19,852 / year
13 Applications

Job Description



Main area
Community Mental Health
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part Time 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
380-CP761-A
Site
Albion Place
Town
Maidstone
Salary
£16,968 - £19,852 pa pro rata
Closing
20/12/2017 23:59

It’s an exciting time to join us: KMPT has been rated Outstanding for Caring and Good overall in our most recent CQC inspection in January 2017!

This is an opportunity for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our experienced team working 3 days per week with the Early Intervention in Psychosis Service covering the West Kent localities.

Would you like to be part of a forward thinking service that is creative and innovative in engaging people with a presentation of first episode of psychosis ? Are you someone who has a passion for working with young people and adults with acute mental illness?

Do you want to develop your knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure that we deliver high quality, person centered care at the right time and in the right place? We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Healthcare Assistant to work in our community service.

We actively encourage applications from people with experience of working within a community mental health care setting. The team provide a service to people aged 14-65 with a presentation of first episode of psychosis and it would be beneficial for individuals applying for this post to have some experience working with people with complex mental health needs and be able to engage people in a practical way that enables recovery and to have an understanding of the importance of their physical health.

The role includes a focus on physical health, nutrition and well-being working closely with the Band 5 well-being practitioner. This will involve supporting service users to have physical health checks, providing education and support to service users and their families and helping to run well-being clinics. The post holder should have a qualification in venepuncture or be willing to complete.

The successful post holder will receive supervision from within the team monthly. Peer support is available monthly across the Horizons Service.

Ideally we would like applicants to have:

* NVQ at Level 3 in health and social care or equivalent relevant training
* Good written and verbal communication
* Good IT skills
* Willing to complete training on the Trust`s electronic clinical records system (RIO)
* Ability to work on your own and willing to develop skills and abilities
* Be outgoing and enthusiastic
* Venepuncture qualification

The post holder will also be expected to work flexibly as needed to give service users choice and this may include working between 8am and 8pm if they are at work or school.

In return for your commitment, we offer excellent opportunities for personal development through supervision and appraisal.

This post is subject to a six month probationary period for candidates external to the Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust.

Employment in this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

To deliver an effective service it is essential that you are able to travel between bases in a timely manner.


IN CASES WHERE WE RECEIVE A HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS FOR A POST, IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO BRING THE CLOSING DATE FORWARD. YOU ARE ADVISED TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RESPOND INDIVIDUALLY TO YOUR APPLICATION. SHOULD YOU NOT HEAR FROM US WITHIN SIX WEEKS OF THE VACANCY CLOSING, PLEASE ASSUME THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL.




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 Border Agency 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 [Click here to apply] website.

Production of false or forged documents/qualifications in order to obtain employment is a criminal offence and will be reported to the Police.

If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we want to talk to you.

We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:

  • Respect
  • Openness
  • Accountability
  • Working together
  • Innovation
  • Excellence

KMPT Benefits:

NHS pension scheme

Your employer pays 14.3% towards your pension and life assurance benefits.

Please see [Click here to apply] for more details.

Annual leave for Agenda for Change

On appointment to NHS             27 days for full time or pro rata if part time
After 5 years NHS service          29 days full time or pro rata if part time
After 10 years NHS service        33 days full time or pro rata if part time

Plus bank holidays that’s up to 41 days - more than 8 weeks paid time off!

Medical staff have national Terms and Conditions.
Buying and selling of annual leave is also available as part of our flexible approach to staff benefits.

New starter bonuses

At the Trust we really value our nurses and the skills they bring. To recognise this we offer a New Hire Bonus of £1200 pro rata for band 5 and 6 nursing staff.

Refer a friend campaign

If you already work for us you could refer a friend from outside of the Trust to any of the roles below and you can receive £1000 if they are successfully recruited; Nursing staff - RMN RGN RNLD - Band 5 and 6, Medical Doctors, Clinical Psychologist and Allied Health Professionals,

Local Recruitment and Retention Premia

This includes an additional payment for Band 5, 6 and 7 registered nursing staff in the Dartford locality

Flexible working

Covers job share, term time working, flexible shifts etc. Just ask and we will try to help.

Childcare vouchers

This is a salary sacrifice scheme [Click here to apply]  

Statutory and occupational maternity, paternity or adoption leave

Dependant on length of NHS service

Other paid/unpaid leave

This can be for Jury Service, Reserved Armed Forces, etc. This is paid outside of annual leave.

Non paid leave for career breaks

Staff Support

KMPT offer a face to face counselling service for any issues not just work related problems.

NHS discounts and shopping vouchers

Staff can sign up to Red Guava, PS discounts and Health Service Discounts to receive a variety of discounts in travel, fashion, technology, mobile phone contracts, food and drink, days out etc.

Learning and Development opportunities

In addition to the mandatory subjects there are a number of leadership, management and staff topic areas, including coaching and mentoring.

Lease car scheme   Cycle to work scheme   The list goes on………!

We love the work, and we want you to join us.

Job Requirements



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. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 [Click here to apply].


This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Reference Number

380-CP761-A

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