Senior Support Worker
Job Reference: 284-20-MHSJI-091
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Finch Road - Learning Disabilities
Finch Road - Learning Disabilties
£21,089 to £23,761 pa
If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.
We are looking for a motivated community CAMHS band 4 support worker to join our specialist and innovative team working across the Birmingham area. The DICE (Disability Intensive Support Enhanced) team supports complex young people with a diagnosis of learning disability and/or autistic spectrum condition (ASC) who are in crisis.
The team works alongside the CAMHS crisis and home treatment teams to offer specialist support to minimize the risk of unnecessary inpatient hospital admissions. You will work in clinical, community and home based treatment settings providing MH, LD and ASC support to young people, their families and their carers.
You will offer community and home based interventions such as risk assessing, safety planning and positive behaviour planning to support the young person, their family and the wider community team.
Working within a multi-disciplinary team, you will work closely with and support the DICE specialist nurses to contribute towards comprehensive assessments, including risk assessments, care planning and delivering evidence- based interventions and care packages to suit the individual needs of the young person. You will help to identify early signs of further deterioration by monitoring the young person's progress, level of functioning and mental state, alerting the appropriate staff involved in their care.
There will also be some interagency working with agencies such as the police, education and social care to develop coordinated crisis and relapse plans.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complete The Nursing Associate Qualification.
To meet the needs of the individuals your work pattern may include evening and weekend working. You will be required to have a valid driving license and use of a car.
Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.
We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv's (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction
Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside 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. The UK Border Agency 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 UK Border Agency website.
As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.
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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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration 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.
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