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Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker - Whittucks Road Rehabilitation Ward

Band 3

Main area
Inpatient Mental Health
Band 3
Permanent: Substantive
Full time and part time
Job ref
Whittucks Road
From £19,737 per annum
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date

Are you passionate about Mental Health Inpatient care? Do you want to be part of an excellent  and passionate inpatient team to deliver high quality care and treatment to service users in South Gloucestershire ? Are you focused on enhancing service user, carer and staff experience? If so, come and join us!

At Whittucks Road we deliver recovery-focused interventions and care to people living with challenging mental health problems and complex life experiences. Our aim is to help people to develop new skills, revive old skills, and to find healthy ways of integrating with the wider community.

We work closely with service users and (where possible) their families and friends, offering 24 hour specialist nursing support over a planned time-scale. We apply the principals of the recovery model in mental health, actively sharing and promoting the use of specialised tools to support individual rehabilitation and recovery.

We are looking for a Healthcare Support Worker with a passion for providing a standard of care that can really change people’s lives, just when life has become its most challenging. We welcome individuals with the resilience, determination and commitment to keep delivering the inpatient care that the population of South Gloucestershire deserves.

You will have outstanding communication skills. You will be a team player, able to work innovatively and be highly committed to providing holistic care with a passion to improve the patient experience.

You must have a specific interest in working in recovery and rehabilitation mental health and a specific interest in increasing your knowledge in this area. You must be approachable, non-judgemental and sensitive to the issues faced by people with mental health problems.

You will be part of a wider MDT with a shared objective to develop a Psychological Informed Environment with a focus on meaningful engagement, therapeutic occupation and trauma / attachment formulations.

We are looking for HCA’s who have received an NVQ level 3 in care or can demonstrate substantial equivalent experience gained in a role supporting people with significant health or social care needs. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how mental health issues can affect people and be flexible and adaptable to change. Experience of working as part of a team is also important as well as your ability to lead others in delivering specific interventions

As a HCSW in a 24 hour care service, working a shift pattern is mandatory as is working some nights, weekends and bank holidays. This role also involves managing aggressive/challenging behaviours so candidates must be physical fit to complete our Prevention and management of violence and aggression training that will be provided.

Interview Date: 28/29 September 2020

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Darren Nye
Job title
Ward Manager
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

Netta Newman, Deputy Ward Manager on 01179196000