Community Support Worker/Trainee

Consett, Durham, England
DH8 9HD
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust £ 20330.0 - 21777.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 20330.0 - 21777.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
21 Jun 2022
Closes
20 Jul 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The successful candidate 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 and must complete the Trust Healthcare Assistant competencies within their probationary period (first 6 months in role).

The successful candidates who do not have the required qualifications will be expected to enrol on the Healthcare Assistant Framework which will include the acquisition of the level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care, level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent and achievement of competencies. You will have a maximum of 2 years to complete this.

The post is37\u00bdhours a week and is permanent.

The successful candidate would also posses excellent communication skills; good organisational skills; be self-motivated and have a flexible approach.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Person specification

Qualifications
Essential criteria
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care level 3 or equivalent
  • Key skills in Literacy and Numeracy level 2
  • Care Certificate
  • Experience of working with older adults with mental health problems
  • Diploma in Health and Social Care level 3 must be achieved within 2 years of commencement in post
  • Care Certificate must be achieved within 12 weeks of commencement in post
  • Successful completion of the Trust's full HCA Framework, including key skills in Literacy and Numeracy level 2, within 2 years of commencement in post
  • Previous experience as a Band 2/3 HCA or equivalent in a care environment. (Trainee post: no essential experience required)


Experience
Essential criteria
  • Previous experience as a Band 2/3 HCA or equivalent in a care environment.
  • Previous experience of working with children with mental/social health needs or learning disabilities.


Knowledge
Essential criteria
  • Person centred care


Skills
Essential criteria
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management and ability to prioritise effectively


Desirable criteria
  • Competency in ECG and venepuncture


Personal Attributes
Essential criteria
  • Compassionate in meeting the needs of vulnerable people and their families and carers.
  • Able to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team.


TEWV encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

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 apps.trac.jobs. 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 u

Ref: DDM06522

Job Details

Community Support Worker/Trainee

Consett, Durham, Englandd Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 20330.0 - 21777.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
21 Jun 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
20 Jul 2022

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