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Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust

Support Worker

Job Type

Permanent

Region

South East

Salary

Location

£22,816 - £24,336

Posted Date

25 June 2024

Worthing, Chichester & Horsham

Closing Date

2 July 2024

Our organisation is expanding and we're looking for people with the right values, skills and/or potential to join us. We need people with energy, expertise, enthusiasm to help us provide the very best possible specialist NHS mental health and learning disability care. This involves helping us achieve our strategy to improve the quality of life for the communities we serve through People, Prevention and Partnerships.

So what can we offer you in return?

We're an organisation which puts people first. We'll do everything possible to help you feel respected, valued and included. We'll help you learn, acquire new skills and gain further experience to support your career development. And we'll provide the opportunity for you to bring your fresh ideas to work about how we can do things differently and continue improving.

You will also be joining a health and care system committed to working together to do the best we can for the communities we serve. Above all, at Sussex Partnership you'll have the chance to make a difference to the lives of the patients, carers and families across our communities.

As a Trust we are committed in making a difference. Your development is important to us, so don't forget to ask us during interview what opportunities we can offer. We can offer fully funded lifelong learning opportunities such as an apprenticeship from GCSE to Masters level.

If you like the sound of that, then come and join our team.
Job overview

For those candidates requiring a VISA to work in the UK, please be aware that significant knowledge and experience of at least 2 years, (preferably within the NHS) is required to meet the pay threshold for a Health and Care Visa.

Please do not apply if you are unable to meet these criteria.

Our CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) West Sussex Duty and Liaison Team is developing our Urgent Health Care service and as a result an exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 3 full-time support worker to join our team.

As a Support Worker in our team, your role will be variable and exciting, sometimes challenging and there is a need for flexibility but it is always very interesting and rewarding. You will need to be motivated, organised and have a strong commitment to providing high quality care to provide the best outcomes for young people.

As a full-time support worker, you will work shift patterns covering hours between 9.00am - 8.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 6.00pm weekends and public holidays.

To protect the health and safety of our staff/workers, patients, and those attending our sites, we encourage our workforce to get fully vaccinated against COVID

Main duties of the job

As a support worker in the Duty and Liaison Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) you will support the qualified members of the team to deliver high quality care to children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis and their families/carers. You will provide this enhanced support in order to offer least restrictive options for young people, to enable them to remain living in their communities and avoid hospital admissions where possible.

You will work with the multi-disciplinary team to establish and deliver recovery focused interventions and care for young people. You will also be supporting young people who are waiting for interventions from tier 3 CAMHS.

You will put service users’ needs at the heart of the job, keeping people safe, contributes to effective interventions, and responds compassionately to distress.

We are very keen to promote CPD (continuous personal development) and as such you will receive a full training programme, relevant to your post.

Working for our organisation

Sussex Partnership provides mental health and learning disability care for all age groups across Sussex and for children and young people in Hampshire.

We encourage flexible working. We know that a positive work/ life balance brings about huge health-related benefits, which has a positive impact on the care we provide. Please speak to us about flexible working, for example, home-working, part time hours, flexible start/ finish times or anything else. If it works for you and works for the role, we'll do our best to make it happen.

We’d love you to join our Trust, rated ‘good’ overall and ‘outstanding’ for caring by the CQC. Our staff agree, in our recent staff survey 82% told us that they recognise that care for patients is our top priority.

Other key survey results:

- 70% highlighting flexible working as a key point for satisfaction at work
- 79% reporting feeling able to make suggestions to improve the work in their team
- 77% identifying opportunities to show initiative in their roles

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