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Clinical Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Acute Mental Health
Band 3
22.5 hours per week
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Fermoy Unit
Kings Lynn
£18,813 - £20,795 gross per annum
24/06/2019 23:59
Interview date

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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Do you enjoy the challenge of working in an acute front line mental health service?

An exciting opportunity has arisen within West Norfolk integrated acute services to recruit a Clinical Support Worker in our 136 suite. The successful candidate could progress to an Assistant Practitioner role following completion of the relevant training course.

The 136 Suite is based at the Fermoy Unit and is used as a Place of Safety for the police to bring people who they feel require assessment under the Mental Health Act. Our Place of Safety accommodates one individual detained on a Section 136 of the MHA.

You will need to demonstrate a positive and proactive approach in meeting the individual nursing care needs of the detained person in the suite which will encompass safety and risk management.

You will support the 136 suite on a daily basis, ensuring that environmental standards are maintained.

Alongside the Senior Nurse on site you will liaise with other health professionals, contribute to the risk assessment and ensure all paperwork is documented in line with record keeping guidelines and policy.

When not deployed within the suite you will be employed within the integrated acute services so will also get the opportunity to work with colleagues on the inpatient ward and Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team.

You will need to demonstrate an understanding of Section 136 of the MHA, complex needs such as dual diagnosis and the impact on mental health and wellbeing. In addition successful applicants will require excellent communication and de-escalation skills and will be required to successfully complete PMA training.


Benefits included with this role are:-

  • NHS pension
  • a comprehensive in house & external training programmes
  • career progression
  • starting annual leave of 27 days per annum increasing to 33 days pa based on length of service (plus paid bank holidays)
  • staff physio service
  • NHS discounts and many more.

Here at NSFT we pride ourselves on being a welcoming, talented, friendly and supportive team who like nothing better than sharing their experiences and learning from each other.

Please find attached our Job Description and Person Specification for more detail on your Key Accountabilities, then if you feel you have what it takes to make a difference in your local communities, click APPLY!

Interviews will be on the 26th and the 29th March 2019, candidates may only be given a minimum of 3 days’ notice, please note this date is provisional and may be subject to change. You will be contacted via email and invited to book a time. These emails may go to your SPAM, so please keep checking all your emails if applying.

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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

Liam Ashby on 01553 609933