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Clinical Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Band 3
37.5 Hours per week
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West Suffolk
Bury St Edmunds
£16,968 - £19,852 gross per annum
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Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides child and adult mental health services, alcohol treatment, learning disability, wellbeing and eating disorder services across Norfolk and Suffolk.

We are committed to delivering quality driven mental health services. Every individual makes a valuable contribution. We are proud of our staff who have been commended for the care they provide. Do you value working positively, respectfully and together? If so, we’d love you to join us!

Please follow this link to find out more in our Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Please read the job description/person specification carefully and ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience needed.

It is important that you complete a formal application form as CV’s alone will not be accepted.

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Wedgwood House at the West Suffolk Hospital as a number of CWS (Band 3) post. These post will be based within the Acute admission wards within Bury St Edmunds.

Clinical support worker: we’re looking for people who have some experience of working in a people focused role; you’ll provide health focussed support and treatment to a number of service users where there overall package of care is managed by a case-holder who could be an assistant practitioner, a registered nurse or occupational therapist.

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, use a recovery focused approach to working with people who use our services; this means building a meaningful and satisfying life whether or not there are symptoms or mental health difficulties. A recovery approach focuses on an individual’s strength, skills and personal goals. This approach differs from traditional treat and cure mental health services where the focus of recovery usually means being symptom free. Whilst many people will recover fully from a mental health problem , there are others who will have on-going symptoms and periods of relapse. Our recovery oriented services recognise that every individual is different and recovery means different things to different people.

We’re interested in hearing from people with a variety of experiences, skills and qualifications. We’d love to hear from you, we’d like to know what you’ll be able to bring to our service to enhance the lives of our service users and make a difference to their lives.

Our trust has an extensive training programme, which includes a work and study based programme to develop through to registered professions, all whilst in receipt of a salary and with no tuition fees to pay; all we ask is that you share our values and our passion for delivering recovery focused care to our service users.

For more information on the Job roles, please click on the relevant Job Description.

***Please ensure, when applying you state which role you would like to be considered for in your supporting statement***

Interviews will be taking place the 19th of March 2018.

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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

For an informal chat, or visit please contact the Ward Manager

John Bingham 01284 719785

If you have problems applying, contact

01603 421137