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Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time 37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
350-LOC2276009
Site
Southport
Town
Southport
Salary
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum
Closing
23/02/2020 23:59
Interview date
02/03/2020

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and 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 services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've 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” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

Southport  Core 24, Hospital Mental Health Liaison Team is looking to recruit an experienced, proactive Support Worker to work in the team and across the three sites of Core 24, Aintree, The Royal and Southport.

Our Support Staff within Core 24 are well integrated into the teams and work closely alongside their nursing colleagues. They take the lead in supporting our service users whilst they are in hospital and are our facilitators for 136 admissions which come through our service both in the AED's and at the Prenton Suite.

We are looking for a Support Workers who have a proven ability to take the initiative, who show compassion and a caring attitude towards our service users and who are team players. This  job roles is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and progressive service which you can really get involved in. If you want a career where you can really make a difference we would love to hear from you.

Shortlisting is planned for 24.02.20

Interviews are planned for 02.03.20

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Vicky Rotherham, Team manager

Sian Newman, Clinical Lead

Tel: 01704 383179