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Community Support Worker

Herefordshire and Worc
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Oct 2021
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From November 2020 the name of the Trust changed from Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, to Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust to better reflect our geography and service delivery across both counties.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

South Community Mental Health Team

Waterside, Evesham

Community Support Worker

Band 3

37.5 Hours per week

£20,330-£21,777 p.a.

Ref: 798-1906A

Do you have a passion to make a real difference to improving lives by promoting wellbeing and individualised recovery focussed support for individuals experiencing mental illness

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Community Support Worker to join the Evesham Locality within the Community Assessment Recovery Service (CARS). We are a forward thinking service delivery model that welcomes innovative thinkers and values its employee's and people with lived experiences who are accessing our service.

The service is a busy secondary mental health service which offers a variety of therapeutic interventions to the people of South Worcestershire. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality based service to our local community.

There is scope for professional development as the trust has a repertoire of training available to those wishing to extend their skill set. Developing our workforce is important to us, and we are pioneering champion roles across the organisation.

The team is a multidisciplinary team consisting of Consultant psychiatrists, RMN's, Counselling psychologists, Community support workers and Occupational Therapists. The team's ethos is recovery driven, and we strive to deliver excellent evidenced based care.

The role will require:

  • Previous experience in a caring role
  • The ability to communicate effectively with others at all levels
  • Working flexibly to provide the service delivery need across the county (the service operates from 9 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday excluding bank holidays)
  • An enthusiastic, motivated and innovative thinker to become part of a secondary care facing community
  • The ability to work autonomously to manage your own case load whilst working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to problem solve and manage time effectively
  • Experience of working in a fast paced and varied environment

Aspects of the role would also include: close working within the MDT, undertaking and supporting individuals accessing the service in Recovery focussed activities.

There is scope for professional development as the trust has a repertoire of training available to those wishing to extend their skill set. Developing our workforce is important to us, and we are pioneering champion roles across the organisation.

What our staff say

"I have learnt so much in my role and always appreciated the open door support that all staff at any level gives. CARS have truly shown the Trust values throughout and the best patient care is always the main focus."

" The team is led with clear, concise, decisions, with the main focus being to provide excellent person centred patient care."

As a member of the Community Mental Health Team and an employee of our Trust you will benefit from;

  • Working within a supportive and valued team of Mental Health professionals
  • Regular supervision and robust appraisals
  • Learning forums
  • Development into a Trainee Nursing Associate apprenticeship supported by Worcestershire University.
  • Continuous Professional Development and training opportunities
  • Career Progression opportunities
  • Flexible working, allowing you to maintain work-life balance
  • Access to LGBT, BAME, Disability and Carers Forums
  • Wellbeing and support programmes
  • A wide range of NHS discounts
  • Weekly virtual team catch up's
  • Monthly team training days

If you are passionate, self-motivated and driven and looking to be part of an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of Community Mental Health Service Team in Worcestershire then we would welcome your application and look forward to hearing from you.

We believe the best way to find out if a role is right for you is to have an informal chat with our Recruiting Manager or other members of our team. Please contact Deborah Gregg, Clinical Lead on: 01386 502510

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Flexible working - The Trust has a commitment that all employees should be able to balance their working life with commitments outside of work. Our Flexible Working policy enables you to request a flexible working pattern that suits you.

Closing Vacancy Early - In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Interview Pool - If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours or contract type and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

Applicant Requirements - Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

Probationary Period - All new appointments are subject to 6 months' probation period .

Priority of Applicants - Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are 'at risk' and employed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.

Requirement for DBS Update Service - If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. Further information on the update service can be found on our website link 'DBS Update Service.'

Preceptorship for Newly Qualified Staff - The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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.

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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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