Health Care Assistant Development Lead

Southern Health NHS Fo
West End, Southampton
Competitive salary
20 Apr 2021
29 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Job Title: Health Care Assistant Development Lead

Salary band: Band 4

Contract Lenght: 12 month Fixed Term

Hours 37.5 hours

Location: Vocational Team, Tom Rudd Unit Moorgreen Hospital,

West End, Southampton.

This is a great opportunity for an Associate Practitioner, Nursing Associate or experienced Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker looking for an opportunity to gain experience within education and develop within their career. In-house training and support will be provided to assist your development in to this role. This post is essential to meeting the continuing professional development needs of Healthcare Support Workers within the Trust to ensure staff are able to have the confidence to deliver high quality care and to support them in their development.

This post requires you to share your existing clinical experience, skills and knowledge to support the development of Health Care Support Workers. Working with them in practice in clinical settings and supporting them through from inducting/mentoring them into their role and completing the Care Certificate to progressing onto core apprenticeship programmes. To develop their reflective practice within their job roles and to act as a positive role model to promote clinical excellence and compassionate care.

Managed by the Band 5 Trainer/Assessor within the Vocational Team the post holder will work with minimal supervision, to support individuals in developing competencies to fulfil National Apprenticeship and local standards and guidelines.

We are looking for someone with clinical knowledge as a band 4 or experienced band 3 who has a keen interest in education, training and development. Who is able to work effectively within a team and has excellent communications skills.

The post holder will have a minimum level 3 Diploma in Clinical Health Care Support or a Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care.

A full UK driver's license and access to a car for work purposes is essential for this role.

For more details or an informal visit please contact: Nikki Cross: Vocational Team Manager 07909673119

Closing Date for Applications: 28/04/21

Happy to talk flexible working - all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

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Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

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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