Mental Health Support Worker, Band 3

Expiring today

Recruiter
Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Poole
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Nov 2020
Closes
25 Nov 2020
Ref
152-M291.20
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset.

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive , positive , respectful , supportive , reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare - we're the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day - do you?

'This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently' - Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)

#wearebettereveryday

We are recruiting Mental Health Support Workers to join the team on the Haven Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) Ward. We have a vacancy on the female side of the ward and there is also the opportunity to work on both female and male side of the ward for a varied experience. You will be part of a team supporting patients who are in crisis to regain control in a safe and secure environment.

The multi-disciplinary team on Haven are friendly, supportive and promote a calm and therapeutic approach in a low stimulus environment, enabling patients to move forwards with their recovery.

You will need to have an NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent and be able to meet the NHS values. These are to ensure respect and dignity, be committed to providing a high quality of care, behave with compassion and kindness, helping to improve peoples' lives, work as a team to meet patients' needs and make sure that everyone counts.

If you have the ability to interact well with people, are enthusiastic, willing to listen to what they have to say and are interested in learning and applying new skills then we would like to hear from you.

In return
  • We will support and facilitate your development in this role through regular supervision and a development plan tailored to your needs and experience.
  • You will receive a comprehensive and structured induction programme and on-going training.
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS pension scheme
  • Holiday and sick pay
  • NHS discount and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Not forgetting our unique selling point - our Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline

You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

If you are interested in moving to Dorset we also offer a generous relocation package of up to £5,000. For further details on relocation expenses please email dhc.careers@nhs.net.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For further details / informal visits contact: Amy Weir, Ward manager at a.weir@nhs.net / 01202 492442.

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Our vision is to be Better Every Day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Our behaviours bring our values to life and constantly remind us that how we do things at Dorset HealthCare is as important as what we do. They are:

  • Proactive
  • Positive
  • Respectful
  • Supportive
  • Reliable and Trustworthy


Our staff benefits:

  • Dedicated career pathways
  • Opportunities for continuing professional development
  • An excellent preceptorship programme for newly qualified Nurses and AHP's
  • Comprehensive and structured induction programme and training
  • Monthly pay plus enhancements for night, weekend and bank holiday working
  • NHS Pension scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing service
  • Holiday pay of up to 33 days, plus bank holidays pro rata, dependent on service
  • NHS discounts
  • Trust beach huts located along the famous Sandbanks coastline
  • Salary sacrifice scheme including:
    • Work related learning
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Car and Cycle scheme
    • Home technology equipment
    • Buying and selling of annual leave

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Before applying for this post, please refer to the ' Application Guidance' for further guidance on the recruitment process.

It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date due to an exceptional response - please apply for this vacancy as soon as possible.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system, TRAC. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Dorset HealthCare transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and to accept a privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

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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