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.
Band 3 Support workers
Based initially at our Whalley site in Lancashire but then transferring to Maghull in Liverpool.
We are looking for motivated, hard working and enthusiastic support workers with excellent values to support adults with a learning disability within a forensic secure setting. You must have excellent communication skills, be reliable, punctual and work well in a team, being adaptable to changing situations. You will need to be able to work calmly and efficiently within a busy and intensive environment dealing with unpredictable situations whilst remaining focused on providing a person centred approach to care and treatment.
The Trust provides services that offer opportunity for people to progress through pathways to more independent community living. People who use our services typically have a range of complex needs and require support in Medium & Low Secure services and may have come into contact with Ministry of Justice. We also operate non secure moving on facilities.
This is an exciting time to join the Trust and influence the development of new services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues. The Trust’s services operate within the least restrictive principle and have adopted modern training approaches to ‘No Force First’ and ‘Perfect Care’.
We are developing new 123 bed joint Mental Health and Learning Disability Medium Secure Unit at the Maghull Health Park in Maghull, Merseyside, and it is anticipated that medium secure services will remain at Whalley until summer 2020 Low secure services will remain at Whalley until further notice. When the new Medium Secure Unit is ready there will be a requirement for staff to transfer to the new MSU building.
Our recruitment approaches are values driven and we involve the people who use our service in the recruitment and induction process.
** Previous applicants need not apply **
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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