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Community Health Support Worker posted by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
£19,830 - £21,834 / year

Job Description

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Please find attached the behaviour framework that underpins these values for this job role.

What’s special about this opportunity?

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can provide you with a dynamic, people-centred environment, where you will be empowered to support patients with complex conditions, adopting a personalised approach to patient care that maximises independence, choice and control, following our philosophy of enabling people to reach and maintain their optimum level of health and wellbeing.

We value our employees and put people first. As a Global Digital Exemplar, we will provide you with an excellent working environment that has just been recognised as having a ‘Good’ rating overall, being an ‘Outstanding’, well-led, organisation, and having an ‘Outstanding’ Older Adults Mental Health Team in our latest CQC inspection, which found that: ‘Managers across Berkshire Healthcare promoted a positive culture that supported and valued staff, creating a sense of common purpose based on shared values.’

Working in a passionate team, you will have access to our Trust-wide Learning and Development programme and be supported in your career and personal growth, with opportunities to help you build your Continuing Professional Development portfolio, enabling you to extend your skills and ensure that you excel.

We are pioneers in compassionate leadership and Quality Improvement, which is about creating a culture where everyone has a voice and where service users and staff collaborate to have a direct impact on the things that matter most.

About you:

Are you a motivated and driven Support Worker looking for your next role then look no further!

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a:-

Community Health Support Worker (Band 3 – Part-Time, 30 hours per week – FIXED TERM CONTRACT, for approx. 14 Months, to cover maternity leave) to work in our Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities in the Slough locality.

We are looking for a health support worker who will join our multi-disciplinary team and help to make a difference to the quality of life for people with learning disabilities. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a wide range of people with many diverse and complex needs. The people we support are different ages, have different abilities and have different needs which demand a flexible and creative approach to making a truly bespoke service to meet each individual’s needs. This is a great opportunity to work in the community providing you with a unique opportunity to grow and develop and learn within the service.

Do you have excellent communication skills and a creative streak?

You may already be a support worker working with people with a learning disability and are looking to take the next step into a community multi-disciplinary team, looking for a new challenge. Then why not contact us if you are ready for a new challenge.

If the answer to these questions is ‘yes,’ have you ever considered working in the fun and highly rewarding field of learning disabilities for Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust. The role will be to work as a community Healthcare Support Worker under the supervision of the Senior Community Nurse and in liaison with the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist. You will work with a diverse population in both urban and rural settings providing health support to the adult learning disability population.

The successful candidate will be an energetic and self-motivated, who is able to work well in a multi-disciplinary team setting, along with private care providers and families. The ability to educate and influence is therefore essential.

BHFT is a forward looking trust pursuing staff engagement. It is committed to a health promotion agenda and has is entirely a non-smoking environment. It also has active BAME and LGBT groups which are supported at the highest levels.

If you are interested in a job in which no two days are ever the same, in a progressive trust which will support your development and would like to chat informally about the role please contact: Jane Knowles on [Click here to apply]

As a Trust we support our staff on-going personal developments, yearly appraisals, regular clinical supervision with the learning disability nurse and encourage career development and training to enable you to keep up to date with the current healthcare standards.

Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities is desirable but not essential.

Car driver essential.

Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy.

What’s next?

If you share our passion for people and the dedication to excel, we’d love to hear from you.

We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call Jane Knowles [Click here to apply] or email: ( Email address removed ) who’ll be delighted to help.

In addition to a competitive salary, as a valued member of our team, you will receive generous annual leave, have access to a car salary sacrifice scheme (available to all permanent staff over the age of 21), support with childcare and, as a respected member of the NHS, discounts from high street retailers and restaurants.

We’d love to welcome you to our warm, friendly team, who want to help you to make your career reflect your ambitions.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

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 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 us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Appointment to any position is conditional on the satisfactory completion of the core NHS Employment Checks Standards. Information disclosed in your application will be checked and any offer of appointment may be withdrawn if you knowingly withhold information or provide false or misleading information.

The Trust may close any vacancy prior to the advertised closing date due to the high level of responses we receive for some of our vacancies.

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust is committed to improving the health of its staff, patients and the wider community by providing a smoke free environment. A smoke free policy is in operation and smoking is not permitted on any of the Trust’s sites.

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults.


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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