Larch is a step -down Re-ablement and Recovery Unit. We accept service users from the acute wards in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and north Somerset who no longer require acute care, but have barriers to discharge from Hospital. We work collaboratively with service users to reduce length of stay and overcome barriers to discharge.
We are a motivated and skilled multi-disciplinary team who are Recovery focussed. We work closely with service users on their journey back into the community. We work closely with other agencies including Social Care.
A typical day will involve: Providing a listening ear to service users and reporting any concerns to the nurse in charge, monitoring service users mental health, taking physical observations, working with the team on relapse prevention work, escorting service users on home visits or to potential placements, supervising kitchen use and supporting with shopping and budgeting, helping service users keep their rooms and en-suite shower rooms clean, supporting service users to apply for benefits. You will be asked to facilitate ward activities and informal groups , with guidance.
We are looking for Healthcare assistants who have:
- An interest in working in Mental Health, ideally some experience of working with or relating to those with mental health problems.
- Good communication skills.
- An interest in supporting others.
- Able to use IT systems.
Ideally the person will have experience of working in in-patient care, though this is not essential. The role is on Larch Unit but we are part of a large Hospital site and there may be occasions where the post-holder will need to be flexible and support other units.
There will be training opportunities and regular supervision both individually and as part of a group.
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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Liz Hammonds Ward Manager
or Lucy pike Matron