Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Amblescroft North, Fountain

Avon and Wiltshire Men
Fountain Way, Salisbury
Competitive salary
05 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
A great opportunity at Fountain Way Hospital, Salisbury has arrived; we are currently looking to recruit Senior Healthcare Support Worker staff into a Band 3 position for Amblescroft North.

Amblescroft North is a 20 bedded mixed gender in-patient unit that cares for individuals experiencing mental illness of a functional nature predominantly over the age of 65 years; these illnesses range from psychosis to mood disorders to depression.

This is an active, enjoyable and rewarding Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker role, applying person centered assessment for people experiencing changes in needs due to their illness. Working alongside colleagues from Medicine, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Care, you will be developing a culture that puts the person's needs at the forefront of their care. All applicants will need to have a demonstrable interest in caring for and supporting recovery in the older person with a functional mental health need.

You will be required to complete a level of apprenticeship, which includes the NHS Care Certificate alongside all statutory and mandatory training.

All staff within Amblescroft North are part of a respectful, flexible, hard-working, welcoming and collaborative team; we will expect successful applicants to buy into that philosophy.

We will be reviewing and shortlisting within 2 weeks of the advert closing and will be offering interview dates within 2 weeks of that date.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameSarah HardingJob titleWard ManagerEmail addresssarah.harding5@nhs.netTelephone number01722 820198Additional contact information

Sarah Harding , Ward Manager via 01722 820198 or email

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We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust) a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care. We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.

Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.

We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, and people living with disabilities - we are a 'Disability Confident Employer' offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.

You can submit your application via NHS Jobs and TRAC. Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system 'TRAC'. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.

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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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