Mental Health Care Support Worker

NHS Professionals - Fl
Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust
Competitive salary
05 Apr 2021
14 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Job Title and Grade: Mental Health Care Support Worker Band 2

Location/Trust: Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust

Wards Covered: Chertsey, Guildford, Epsom

Pay Rates: Days: £10.99 per hour, Saturdays/Nights: £15.28 per hour Sunday/Bank Hols: £19.68 per hour (rates include holiday pay)

The Role:

Would you like to be part of a team that believe in brilliant care through brilliant people, in a Trust rated 'Good overall in a recent CQC report? Would you like your work to be flexible to fit your lifestyle and circumstances?

If you answered 'yes' to the above, we'd love to hear from you!

We have long term placements available for Band 2 Mental Health Care Support Workers available at Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust (SABP)
  • Abraham Cowley Unit, Chertsey
  • Farnham Road Hospital, Guildford
  • The Meadows, Epsom

One in four people in the UK will experience mental health issues at some point in their lives. SABP are passionate about support and recovery for both those affected and their loved ones.

SABP are commissioned to provide secondary mental health services across Surrey and NE Hampshire, both in the community and within inpatient settings.

  • To assist registered nurses in delivering safe and effective care to patients
  • Maintain a safe care environment in the ward with reference to infection control and the safety and welfare of patients, visitors and other staff
  • Involve and encourage the patient's family and friends to be actively involved in the caring process
  • Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team with good interpersonal and customer care skills and a tactful and empathetic approach
  • Recognises, reviews and reports any changes to patients/client's condition, including any action taken to the nurse in charge of the patient
  • Priorities care and attention required by patients
  • Ensures that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times
  • Complies with Trust and NHS Professionals Policies and procedures
  • Always conduct themselves in a professional manner


Experience (either of the below)
  • Mimimum of 6 months MH CSW UK (Private or NHS) hospital / UK Prison / Care Home experience within the last 2 years
  • Currently studying Adult Mental Health Nursing (Student Nurse) and completed a minimum of 12 weeks clinical placement.

Qualifications(any of the below)
  • A Student Nurse who has completed 12 weeks of clinical placements
  • Have attained a level 2 (or above) NVQ/QCF/BTEC/Apprenticeship Diploma in Health and Social Care Post 2011
  • Hold a Care Certificate from a NHS Organisation.

  • 6 months experience of working within a mental health hospital or mental health care home setting. (required)
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of record keeping
  • Be able to work as an independent practitioner
  • Be proficient in the delivery of care to patients
  • Undertake regular mandatory training

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: -
  • Competitive Pay Rates - work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of shifts at your Trust - Access to shifts before they are available to agency
  • Flexible working to suit your lifestyle - Take control of when you want to work
  • Build holiday allowance for every shift you work
  • Book and manage your shifts on the go - Access shifts anywhere, anytime online or through your smartphone
  • Support when you need it - 24/7 365 days - Call us anytime on 03332 407 552
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don't have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 126,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades and specialities, saving the NHS over £70 million each year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

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