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Apprentice Healthcare Support Worker (Band 2)

Band 2

Main area
Healthcare Support Worker
Grade
Band 2
Contract
15 months (Fixed term for 15 months)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
350-SEC3039394
Site
Secure Division
Town
Liverpool
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
13/04/2021 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations; we have been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

The CQC stated “It was clear that most staff across the organisation understood, and were committed to, the vision and values of the organisation. These were well communicated and the work to win both hearts and minds was apparent”.

We take positive action to support disadvantaged groups and also particularly encourage applications from BAME, disabled and LGBT people that are under-represented in our workforce. Furthermore we welcome applications from reservists and ex-armed forces as we recognise the benefits of the values, skills, training and experience that they bring to their work with us. We encourage all applicants to share their equality information with us.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job overview

Are you looking for a challenge and the opportunity to develop a career in health care?

If you are compassionate, willing to learn, flexible and demonstrate Trust core values then we would like to hear from you.

This exciting opportunity consists of a 15 month apprenticeship programme with placements across the Secure and Specialist Learning Disability Division undertaking an Intermediate Apprenticeship Health and Social Care Framework at level 2.

If successful in this post, you will be required as a condition of your employment to satisfactorily complete the national Care Certificate training and assessment programme within a 12 week period of time.

Only candidates who do not already have a CQF in Health and Social Care at Level 2 or full apprenticeship in health and social care at Level 2 can be considered for this programme.

Shortlisting is planned for: 14th April 2021

Online Assessment is planned for: 21st April 2021

Interviews are planned for: 28th and 29th April 2021

Main duties of the job

The Healthcare Apprentice position in the Secure & Specialist Learning Disability Division is an exciting learning opportunity for the apprentice to gain valuable experience working in a specialist service whilst also undertaking an Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework at level 2. The apprenticeship will be undertaken over 15 months and will include exposure to both clinical and educational experiences.

Within this role individuals will be required to carry out assigned duties, involving direct care and observation of Service Users under the guidance and supervision of a qualified nurse or other team member where delegated.

Successful candidates will be required to participate in the shift system in operation within the ward/team/department.

Successful applicants must attend the education sessions provided to support the attainment of Intermediate Apprenticeship Framework at level 2.

Working for our organisation

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool, Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West
Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside.


Our ambition is to deliver perfect care to become the world’s leading organisation in holistic health and well being.


Mersey Care’s vision and values of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES) drive our organisation and the way we work together to deliver services. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate, during recruitment and any subsequent employment with the Trust, that their behaviour supports our values.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see detailed job description and personal specification attached for full details of job description, main responsibilities and personal specification and 

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • Basic IT skills, numeracy and literacy
Desirable criteria
  • Care Certificate

Knowledge/Experience

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to undertake the Care Certificate and work towards Level 2 in Health and Social Care.
  • Able to communicate effectively.
  • Understanding of issues of confidentiality.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to demonstrate a non-judgemental attitude.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Equality and Human Rights
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of individuals with Mental Health problems
  • Experience of working in a care setting.

Values

Essential criteria
  • Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm, Support, Responsive to service users, Engaging leadership style, Strong customer service belief, Transparency and honesty, Discreet

Other

Essential criteria
  • Must be able to undertake Personal Safety Training
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Eve Mousley
Job title
Senior Clinical Nurse
Email address
Eve.Mousley@merseycare.nhs.uk
Additional information

Please contact Eve.Mousley@merseycare.nhs.uk if you require any further information.