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Senior Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health Nursing
Band 3
37.5 hours per week
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AMI Sorrell Ward - Prospect Park Hospital
£16,968 to £19,852 per annum
06/03/2018 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- Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

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 ongoing 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 our PICU as a senior support worker.

What do we do?

Our supportive and dedicated multi-disciplinary teams provides high quality recovery focused care to adults who are experiencing acute mental health difficulties such as mania & psychotic disorders. Sorrel is a 14 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit for adults, serving the Berkshire community. The patients on Sorrel are in need of a low stimulus, supportive environment and all patients are detained under the Mental Health Act.

Prospect Park Hospitals overall aim is to reduce the amount of time our patients need to spend in hospital, helping them towards recovery and back into their own homes.

What is the role of a support worker in PICU?

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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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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