Community Support Workers (Intensive Home Treatment)

Durham, Durham, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
15 Feb 2020
15 Mar 2020

Job Description

Would you like to be part of an innovative and enthusiastic team providing support and intervention to young people and their families experiencing mental illness or emotional distress? We are looking for two Band 3 Support Workers to enhance our existing Intensive Home Treatment Service for people up until their 18th birthday across Durham and Darlington.

The service isfast paced and the ideal applicant will be extremely organised and self motivated to provide high quality assessment and formulation to the young people within the service.

We have won multiple awards for innovative practice, including a Positive Practice in Mental Health Award and a Nursing Times Award. It has attracted significant national interest due to its success in responding to the huge challenge of emergency mental health care for young people; the team was involved in developing new national guidance for emergency mental health care for young people and has been identified as an area of good practice by the CQC and NHS England.

The team provide a creative and proactive approach in engaging young people and their families. We are proud of the culture we have created and will go the extra mile to provide the right service to meet the needs of young people and families. It is this culture which has underpinned the success of the team and ensured that what was a pilot project, has now been commissioned as an integral part of the wider CAMHS service.

The successful candidates will be compassionate, enthusiastic and motivated to improve the lives of young people experiencing a mental health problem whilst also minimising the impact of mental ill health. The successful candidate will be delivering support and interventions working flexible hours across the entire week.

The ability to engage and communicate with children and young people across the developmental spectrum as well as the parents/carers and system around them is essential, including during emotive and/or challenging situations.

The successful candidates must have completed the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 or equivalent. Candidates must also have Literacy and Numeracy level 2 or equivalent. If you are applying for a secondment you must have the permission of your manager before applying.

This is not a trainee post - applicants must fulfil the aspects of the job description that do not refer to trainee post.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should che

Ref: DDC01620

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