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Support Worker Job Summary

Derbyshire Community Health Services currently has an exciting opportunity for a Support Worker Supervisor to join the Community Response Team on a full time bases.

The Community Response Team support discharges from the acute hospitals, providing short-term and interim care.

Previous caring experience is essential.

Your base would be Walton Hospital, Chesterfield.

You will need to be flexible and committed to caring and supporting people at home with care needs.

Ability to travel to any site where DCHS services are provided

Shifts follow a 7-day rota including weekends and bank holidays.

You will be supported and receive training to help you develop.

Main duties of the support worker job

To be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of support workers.

The delegation of patient’s visits to ensure an effective support worker service is provided to patients in a timely and cost-effective way.

To be a role model to the support worker team and actively monitor and maintain clinical skills and professional manner.

To Communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential, as appropriate and under supervision.

To work with qualified therapists and nurses in the assessment and treatment of patients with a variety of conditions and progress/modify intervention programmes within parameters set by the therapists and nurses.

About us

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • NVQ Level 4 or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained through experience and training
  • GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent)

Experience and Knowledge


  • Good knowledge and understanding of rehabilitation/delivery of care
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Recent experience of working within adult/older people’s rehabilitation setting
  • Experience working as support worker/health care assistant
  • Previous experience of team working in a Health/Social care setting
  • Community experience

Skills and Attributes


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workload
  • Comprehensive keyboard and IT skills
  • Excellent manual handling skills
  • Ability to travel to any site where DCHS services are provided


  • Good presentation and group work skills

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).

Closing Date: 23 July 2024

Healthcare support worker interview questions | Naijarelocate

Support Worker Personal Qualities and Motivation:

  • Why are you interested in working as a healthcare support worker?
  • What qualities do you possess that make you well-suited for this role?
  • How would you describe your communication and interpersonal skills?
  • Can you provide an example of a time when you showed empathy and compassion towards someone in need?
  • What motivates you to work in the healthcare field?

Support Worker Skills and Experience:

  • What experience do you have in providing care or support to others? (This could include personal experience caring for family or friends, volunteer work, or previous employment.)
  • Describe a time when you worked effectively as part of a team.
  • How would you handle a situation where a patient or client became agitated or upset?
  • What are your strengths and weaknesses as a healthcare support worker?
  • Are you comfortable performing personal care tasks, such as bathing, dressing, and feeding?

Support Worker Knowledge and Understanding:

  • What do you know about the role of a healthcare support worker?
  • What are some of the challenges and rewards of this type of work?
  • Are you familiar with basic hygiene and infection control procedures?
  • How would you maintain confidentiality in this role?
  • What are your thoughts on the importance of respecting diversity and promoting equality in healthcare?

Support Worker Scenario-Based Questions:

  • Imagine a patient refuses to take their medication. How would you respond?
  • What would you do if you noticed a change in a patient’s condition?
  • How would you deal with a conflict between two colleagues?
  • Describe a time when you had to adapt to a difficult or unexpected situation.

Additional Tips:

  • Research the specific organization you are interviewing with and tailor your answers accordingly.
  • Prepare examples from your own experiences to illustrate your skills and qualities.
  • Be honest and authentic in your responses.
  • Ask questions of your own to demonstrate your interest in the role and the organization.

For further information and examples of interview questions and answers, you might find these resources helpful:

Remember to be confident, enthusiastic, and prepared to showcase your passion for providing care and support to others. Good luck .

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