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Clinical Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
mental health (adult)
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Woodlands, Ipswich
£16,968 - £19,852 gross per annum
28/01/2018 23:59

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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There is an exciting opportunity available for a Clinical Support Worker / Health Care Assistant to join the 'family' at Woodlands in supporting people through their mental health recovery journey. We pride ourselves on working together and supporting each other to provide the best care possible for those using our service.

Are you an Ace Assistant, a Terrific Team Player and Superb at Supporting Recovery?

If so, We Want You at Woodlands……

As a unit we pride ourselves on working together to deliver high quality care and to support each other through any challenging times. We have got positions available for a band 3 support workers across Woodlands. The role is primarily ward based, with a focus on meeting the needs of the client group at that time alongside promoting consistent support to individuals around their self-care, managing symptoms of illness and developing a collaborative plan for recovery.

We recognise that working with the same methods doesn’t work forever; and we will continue to challenge the way we do things to create the best services we can, centred on the people who use them.

We are focused on Quality Improvement led care delivery and are looking for energetic people who want to make a difference and be part of dynamic teams who like to think outside of the box.

We are looking for someone with an interest and background in mental health care to work with existing staff to help drive our standards upwards. Whilst the primary focus is on those who have experience of working in adult inpatient mental health environments, we would also welcome applications from those who may have less experience in this specific field but feel that their existing knowledge and skills can bring something special to our staff teams.

We value life skills, lived experience and a commitment to work with us to meet the needs of the ward. We are keen to integrate individuals existing skills into the services we are able to provide, as well as supporting personal and professional development through additional training.

If you are someone who relishes a challenge, works well under pressure and likes to be part of a great team then we would welcome your application.

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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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Matt Jackson - / 01473 891740
Lucy Wall- 891716

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