Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Green Lane Hospital, Devizes

Devizes, Wiltshire, England
SN10 5ER
Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS £ 20.33 - 21.777 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 20.33 - 21.777 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
7 Sep 2021
Closes
7 Oct 2021

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
To deliver high quality care and recovery interventions for service users within designated clinical areas, in collaboration with, and under the indirect supervision of, registered care staff. These may include:

Supporting individuals with fluids and nutrition, physical wellbeing, and personal care.

Assisting service users with financial or accommodation issues.

Escorting or accompanying service users for planned periods of leave on hospital grounds and in the community facilitating social inclusion.

Encouraging service users to talk about their experiences in one-to-one or group discussions.

To help maintain a clean, well-organised, safe and therapeutic environment that meets the needs of service users, carers and colleagues, and to support registered care staff to perform standardised environmental assessments to monitor and improve the care setting.

To deliver psychosocially-informed one to one and group interventions aiming to positively impact service users' cognitive and emotional wellbeing.

To work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. To assume lead or link roles on core practice initiatives and priorities (e.g. Essence of Care, Safe wards and carer engagement) under the supervision of registered staff. To integrate areas of personal interest with clinical practice to enhance the diversity of the team's provision of care.

To practise planned care, and to directly participate in the development of recovery-focused interventions that address service users' and carers' needs and preferences. To proactively review, record and assess the on-going impacts of such interventions.

To participate in the on-going care planning, CPA and risk assessment processes in collaboration with service users, their carer's, and other members of the care team and to contribute to all aspects of clinical record keeping.

To maintain a basic working understanding of both the Mental Health Act (1983) and Mental Capacity Act (2005), and any other relevant legislation, as required by mandatory and statutory training (MaST).

To adhere to AWP's Code of Conduct for unregistered practitioners; promoting and embedding it through the delivery of peer support and supervision to junior, temporary and newly appointed Health Care Support Workers.

To observe and record interactions with service users and carers both verbally and in writing via clinical records and staff handovers.

To deliver a wide range of fundamental care interventions using evidence based clinical tools, to monitor and improve physical health and personal wellbeing and to model a high standard of dignity, respect and candour.

To engage in reflective practice to maintain and promote ongoing clinical practice.

To promote and enhance a positive learning culture, being proactive in the induction, orientation and support of junior, temporary and newly appointed Health Care Support Workers, seeking to embed core care values into practice.

Person specification

Qualification and Experience
Essential criteria
  • Possession of, or the ability and willingness to work towards, an appropriate Level 3 vocational qualification (e.g. Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health or Health and Social Care)
  • Knowledge of, and experience of working with, a range of mental health issues
  • Ability to communicate in written and verbal English to a high standard, and basic numeracy skills.
  • Demonstrable ability to use computer systems efficiently and effectively to record data clearly, accurately and quickly.
  • Empathy for individuals who have experienced mental health problems and ability to cope with behaviour which may be challenging at times
  • Experience of working as a healthcare support worker in a clinical team.


We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, people with 'lived-experience' of mental health conditions and people living with disabilities,- we are a 'Disability Confident Employer' offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.

Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.

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Job Details

Band 3 Senior Healthcare Support Worker - Green Lane Hospital, Devizes

Devizes, Wiltshire, Englandd Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS
Pay
£ 20.33 - 21.777 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
7 Sep 2021
Type
Permanent
Closes
7 Oct 2021

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