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  • Full Time
  • England

Day services health care assistant role to work with clients who have severe learning disabilities and complex physical health needs. The staff within the service are employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking to recruit a caring, enthusiastic and compassionate individual to join the service as a Health Care Assistant/trainee

The successful applicant will have recent experience within a care role and will understand the needs of individuals with Learning Disabilities. You will have excellent communication skills and be calm, confident and resilient in your approach. You will be able to form therapeutic relationships with individuals with complex learning disabilities and ensure that you work as an advocate at all times, ensuring the residents voice is heard.

 

Main duties of the job

You will join a team of highly skilled and committed individuals ensuring that person centred and holistic care is provided at all times.

We provide a person centered activity plan which incorporates activities within the local community such as walks, swimming, theatre/ cinema visits, restaurants and theme parks

We are looking to recruit an individual who is able to drive and who is willing to undertake further training to enable them to drive the home minibus, thus supporting the residents on social outings.

 

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care –our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We’re committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won’t rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate must have completed the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 or equivalent. Candidates must also have Literacy and Numeracy level 2 or equivalent and must complete the Trust Healthcare Assistant competencies within their probationary period (first 6 months in role).

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Previous experience as a Band 2/3 HCA or equivalent in a care environment.

Qualifiction

Essential

  • Diploma in Health and Social Care level 2 or equivalent
  • Care Certificate
  • Key skills in Literacy and Numeracy level 2
  • Successful completion of Trust’s full HCA Framework within 6 month probationary period.

Experience

Essential

  • Successful applicate will have experience working with adults with learning disabilities
  • Experience of Epilepsy and the management of Seizures

Desirable

  • Experience of Gastrostomy feeding

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

To apply for this job please visit beta.jobs.nhs.uk.