Ref no: VAC 10337
Salary: £19,000 - £19,770
Job Type: Permanent - full time
Are you looking for a new challenge and a rewarding career with training and progression?
NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
We are seeking motivated and caring individuals to join a team and develop a career in healthcare.
Support Workers do something extraordinary every day. They make a difference to the lives of children and adults with complex needs such as mental health conditions, learning difficulties or brain injuries.
We’re looking for caring and committed individuals who want to work with a company that understands how important Support Workers are to our patients/residents recovery.
Many of our clients patients arrive with complex and challenging needs. Support Workers work in small teams with nurses, doctors, therapists and other experts, and together they make a world of difference to people’s lives.
When you join our client as a Support Worker, you will be part of a company that is understanding, strives towards excellence, is innovative, reliable and accessible and above all puts people first.
Key responsibilities & duties
As a Support Worker working in our clients Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) your main duties will be:
• To assist the senior trained staff in their day-to-day duties and clinical related tasks
• Maintaining and developing a high standard of care for our patients/residents by being aware of their individual needs and care programmes
• Contributing towards effective communication, by reporting to the nurse in charge any information given by the patient/resident or relative of any incident or observation which may affect our patients physical/mental well-being
• Providing practical assistance to our patients/residents in carrying out everyday living tasks whilst encouraging them to develop their daily living skills and realising their potential to live as independently as they find possible
• To be actively involved with the day to day routine in individual and group activities
• To practice within a legal framework encompassing statutory, organisational policy and guidelines.
Work experience & qualifications
To Join our client as a Support Worker you will be:
• Empathetic and have a desire to make a difference
• Passionate about forming therapeutic relationships
• Committed to a person-centred approach to recovery
• Enthusiastic about working as part of a dedicated team
• Resilient and able to work under pressure
• An effective communicator with good written and verbal skills
• Willing to take ownership for the delivery of quality care and demonstrate leadership qualities
• Legally entitled to work in the UK
In return we offer you:
• A thorough induction programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• Generous annual leave entitlement
• Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
• The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
• Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a maximum salary of £50k)
• 2 weeks paid paternity leave
• Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
• Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
• A range of staff discounts
• Opportunity to train to become a nurse through our ‘grow our own’ nurses programme
• Access to Myfamilycare services which provides support and information at critical life events including access to experts and emergency care services
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST BE PREPARED TO WORK ACROSS BOTH DAY AND NIGHT SHIFTS