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Apprentice Support Worker

Leeds and York Partner
Red Kire View, Leeds
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Aug 2021
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Are you looking for a career opportunity in the caring profession for children and young people? Would you like to earn as you learn and succeed in an incredible, structured and supported career pathway?

We are looking for caring, compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are keen to learn and would like to work within a friendly and fast paced environment to join our brand-new purpose built mental health unit for Children & young Persons Mental Health in Armley as Apprentice Health Support Worker.

Red Kite View is the name we've chosen for our new unit, with the help of young people, and we are recruiting for a new team to deliver children and young people's mental health services (CYPMHS). It will provide inpatient care and support to families and young people from across West Yorkshire. It marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the provision of NHS services to young people living with mental health needs and their families. Red Kite View will allow you to work in a spacious, therapeutic environment that has been designed in consultation with staff and young people using the current services. This is your chance to be a part of something new, right from the very beginning.

The service is part of Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is based in Armley, less than 3 miles from Leeds City Centre.

You will be supported on your apprenticeship by an allocated buddy who will guide and assist you to provide the highest standards of person centred care in a way that maintains the dignity, privacy and confidentiality of patients at all times.

You will be involved in contributing to the safe, efficient and smooth running of the clinical environment and work as part of a clinical nursing team.

As an apprentice you will have a great opportunity to gain a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care whilst gaining vital on the job experience.

As a Health Support Worker, you will be expected to work with patients, carers and the Multi- Disciplinary Team to provide care to people with mental health and learning disabilities. You would be required to undertake shift work (earlies, lates, nights, weekends and public holidays); enhancements are paid for unsociable hours. If you feel like this role could be for you then we are very keen to hear from you. Functional skills will be provided if required.

There are 2 wards at Red Kite View, general adolescent unit (GAU) and psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU). Both wards are inspiring and fulfilling to work on, we will discuss which ward you would like to work on and where we feel you would be best suited during the interview stage.

The Level 2 Apprenticeship is a 14-month programme which includes all required on job training, mandatory training, technical and study skills/qualifications.

About Leeds and York Partnership:

We don't just welcome diversity, we need it. We need diversity of thought to create a culture of continuous improvement, inclusivity and trust. At LYPFT, we encourage and celebrate diversity in all its forms. We have specifically included a spirituality room in the new building to enable staff to undertake reflection and prayer.

At LYPFT, we are a flexible working friendly organisation and want to support a great work-life balance. We want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement, whether that's job share, part-time or another flexible pattern. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

LYPFT recognises the positive value of diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented throughout LYPFT. It is important that our workforce broadly reflects that of the local population to help the delivery of culturally sensitive services.

We have made a positive commitment to employing disabled people and guarantee to interview all disabled candidates who meet the minimum essential criteria for the role as set out in role profiles.

LYPFT continues to work with Stonewall as a Diversity Champion and Inclusive Company to create an inclusive workplace.

For further details / informal visits contact:

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All applications submitted will be held by and the Trust Resourcing team. If you are unsuccessful at interview your details will be held for a further 6 months and then deleted.

***Please note that from 1st July 2018, all new employees will be required to pay for their DBS Check, and to subscribe to the DBS Update Service.***

If a DBS Check is required for your role the Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost of the DBS check (Enhanced Check £48 or Standard Check £30) by way of deductions from your salary over the first 3 consecutive months of employment with the Trust. As a condition of your employment you will also be required to register with and to participate in the DBS Update Service, and will be responsible for maintaining payment, and subscription to the DBS Update Service (£13 annual payment).DBS checks for volunteers remain free of charge.

NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated 'at risk of redundancy' will, wherever possible be offered an interview, provided that they demonstrate that they meet all the essential shortlisting criteria of the post. If you are 'at risk of redundancy' or 'affected by change' please make it clear on your application.

The Trust reserves the right to close the vacancy before the closing date.

In view of Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust currently pays a non-consolidated supplement in order that all our staff receive the equivalent of the Living Wage Foundation Rate.

Please note: The Trust does not offer reimbursement of interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website .

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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