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Support Worker posted by NHS

Full Time
Talk Liverpool, Liverpool
£17,787/ year
NHS Band 2/3

Job Description

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, 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'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”.

Mersey Care’s vision and values 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 of Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support (CARES).

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 are seeking to recruit 2 x enthusiastic and motivated Support Workers to join our dynamic and innovative service, delivering psychological interventions for people with mild to moderate depression and anxiety related disorders in Liverpool.

Successful candidates will assist qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) within the Talk Liverpool IAPT service by carrying out assigned tasks involving direct and indirect patient care under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. This will include assisting in the delivery of low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based treatment, largely via the co-facilitation of psycho-educational courses and some telephone support sessions.

You should hold an NVQ level 3 (or above) in an area related to health and social care, or evidence of having successfully completed a period of study within further education (i.e. hold an undergraduate degree, or above).

You must also be able to demonstrate high levels of written and verbal communication; be computer literate and be able to demonstrate good therapeutic relationships with people.

You will have experience of working in a health or social care/community setting and be able to work on your own initiative.

You should have a real interest in helping people with anxiety and depression to achieve a level of recovery which will improve their overall well-being and day to day life.

Ideally, you will already be experienced in facilitating courses and workshops for patients/community members; or alternatively have a willingness to get involved in the delivery of these for the first time.

Talk Liverpool currently operates Monday to Friday with some evening and Saturday morning clinics, therefore, there will be a requirement for the successful candidate to work flexibly.

We recognise the need for staff to feel well supported in their role and clinical development. The post holder will have access to high quality supervision, and CPD opportunities.

We are a proactive and forward looking service, with a strong commitment to meeting the needs of the diverse community where we are located. We want to ensure our workforce reflects the local community and would encourage applicants from all backgrounds with relevant qualifications and experience to apply.

Shortlisting is planned for 26th February 2019

Interviews are planned for 7th and 8th March 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jane Walker (Step 2 Lead) on [Click here to apply].

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Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly how they meet our person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a minimum amount of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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