Band 3 Healthcare Support Worker - Ashdown

Band 3

Main area
Adult Mental Health Services
Band 3
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Fountain Way Hospital
£16,968 - £19,852 per annum
23/10/2017 23:59

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) is a significant provider of high quality mental health services across a core catchment area covering Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. The Trust also provides specialist services for a wider catchment extending throughout the south west.

Our aim is to enable and empower people to reach their potential and to live fulfilling lives through providing recovery and reablement focused services that yield positive outcomes for our service users and their carers.

Specifically, The Trust provides services for people with mental health needs, with needs relating to drug or alcohol dependency and mental health services for people with learning disabilities. We also provide secure mental health services and work with the criminal justice system.

Increasingly AWP provides treatment and care in people's own homes and other community settings, reflecting the preferences of our service users. Our community services are supported by high quality inpatient services that provide short term assessment, treatment and care.


Are you motivated, enthusiastic and looking for a challenge? Do you have excellent communication skills and a positive attitude? Do you have a commitment to providing excellent care to individuals who are experiencing a wide range of mental health and emotional needs? If you believe that your contribution as part of a multi-disciplinary team can make a difference – then look no further.

We are looking for Health Care Support Workers who wish to work with adults aged 18 and above in an inpatient setting. Ashdown is a 9 bedded specifically male, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit that cares for individuals with the highest level of mental health needs that currently require intensive nursing support and a safe environment.

Health Care Support Workers on Ashdown work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals to ensure that the clinical, environmental and social needs of our service users are met. Our role is to work collaboratively with individuals to empower them in their recovery and enable them to move through the care pathway. Experience of having worked in a health care setting is desirable but not essential. The team on Ashdown is committed to the continuing professional development of all staff and has a supportive training and supervision programme in place.

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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

Hannah MacDonald, Ward Manager, on 01722 820142.

If you have problems applying, contact

01225 731794