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Senior Support Worker posted by NHS

Full Time
£16,800 - £19,655 / year
10 Applications

Job Description

Post Title Support Worker
Directorate:SPECIALIST SERVICES NETWORK (Forensic Mental Health Services)
Location/Base Medium Secure Service

Job Summary:
The Adult Forensic Service is a forward thinking and dynamic service. The Service is continually developing and over the next few months we are looking to recruit a number of Band 3 support workers. With the support of senior staff the post holder will be expected to deliver high level, quality care to our service users and assist in the supervision to junior staff members.
The Directorate delivers both medium and low secure care and treatment to patients based at the Prestwich site, providing over 100 in-patient beds for both men and women.

We require dynamic individuals with a genuine interest and positive attitude who wish to pursue a challenging career in forensic nursing. We offer excellent opportunities for personal and professional development via, appraisal personal development plans and training.

Key requirements of the post holder

To provide care and support to service users in line with their care plan under the direction and supervision of the Line Manager/Senior Practitioner/Registered nursing staff on duty.

Mandatory Statements

This vacancy may be closed early if sufficient applications have been received.

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people who have experienced mental health problems. Please ensure you read the job description and person specification attached below and that your supporting information reflects this, as your application will be judged against these criteria.

All successful applicants will be notified via the email address provided and all further correspondence will be through email, therefore please ensure that you regularly check your emails after the closing date for this post. Please note that we would be grateful if you could provide us with email addresses for your referees when prompted by the application form.

All Trust employees are required to adhere to the principles of effective and safe safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. You will be responsible for the quality of data in use by the organisation and its partners, whether this be inputting, checking, reporting, written or verbal.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal Contact Name: Terry Strong
Job Title: Service Manager
Contact Number:  ( Phone number removed ) 

**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

Important Information about working for GMW:

This appointment will be subject to a satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period for new starters to the Trust. You will receive all necessary training and support during this period. Further details are contained within the Trust’s Performance Improvement Policy.

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If successful in your application the Trust will pay the initial cost of the DBS, currently £47.69 and this will be reclaimed from your first salary payment (if in Band 3 or above) upon commencement, or your first two salary payments (if in Bands 1 or 2) upon commencement.

If you are appointed to the post, you will be required to provide evidence of a satisfactory DBS check on a 3 yearly basis.

To achieve this, the Trust recommends that you sign up for the DBS update service (£13 annual subscription fee currently) which is an automated process. You may choose to have a DBS carried out by the Trust of a three yearly basis instead, however, you will be required to pay for the cost of this check at the time (currently £47.69)

GMW have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester West who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

GMW requires all Band 2 Health Care applicants to achieve a Care Certificate if not already done so.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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