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Senior Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Band 3
37.5 hours a week
Job ref
EMI Rowan Ward Prospect Park Hospital
£16,968 to £19,852 per annum
04/03/2018 23:59

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.


Band 3- Senior Support Worker- Rowan Ward

Salary: £16,968 to £19,852, pa plus generous enhancements

Considering a rewarding career in Mental Health In-Patient Services where you can really make a difference? Are you looking for opportunities to work with and be part of highly skilled mental health workforce with great development opportunities?

Due to the on-going development of our service and further internal promotion of a number of our existing support workers, we are able to offer an exciting opportunity to join Rowan ward as a senior support worker.

What do we do?

If you have a keen interest in the specialist field of dementia- either with a wealth of experience or just beginning your journey within dementia care, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Prospect Park Hospital has a purpose built high quality environment specifically for dementia- care with wide wandering corridors, sensory rooms and utilising latest research base regarding reminiscence equipment we have a ‘pop up ‘ pub.

We provide vital support to patients and families affected by dementia. We provide both clinical and emotional support, practical advice and therapeutic interventions to ensure patients have the best quality care during their hospital stay.

What is the role of a support worker in Rowan Ward?

Our support workers are highly valued and essential team members, supporting the qualified staff and working closely with patients, carrying out patient observations, assisting at meal times and with personal care.

Why join Prospect Park?

We are keen to develop and grow staff within Prospect Park and offer a fantastic range of development opportunities and pathways to staff that are keen to progress within the NHS. Staff development, engagement and ‘growing our own’ are at the core of our service and place great importance on developing you to become a confident, competent member of our workforce. Prospect Park has the vision and is working towards becoming a ‘Centre of Excellence’ and would really welcome you to be part of shaping our journey.

What would we like from you?

  • We are looking for enthusiastic, caring, and resourceful individuals who are absolutely committed to offering our patients the best possible care and support, whatever their circumstances.
  • Flexibility and a strong ‘can do’ attitude.
  • A desire to help us achieve our move from CQC rating of ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ and help us reach our vision of Prospect Park becoming a ‘Centre of Excellence’.


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