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Job summary

Main area
Learning Disabilites
Grade
Band 3
Contract
2x Permanent and 4x Fixed term 6 months
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
346-TSL-034-20
Employer
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Adult Learning Disabilities Teesside Inpatient Services
Town
Middlesbrough
Salary
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
29/11/2020 23:59
Interview date
08/12/2020

Employer heading

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Healthcare Assistants

Band 3

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

The successful candidate must have completed the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 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).

The successful candidates who do not have the required qualifications will be expected to enrol on the Healthcare Assistant Framework which will include the acquisition of the level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care, level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent and achievement of competencies. You will have a maximum of 2 years to complete this.

We are currently looking for Healthcare Assistants to work within our adult learning disability service. This will include shifts within our inpatient, respite and day services.

2x Permanent & 4x Fixed term 6 months positions are available.

The individuals would be responsible for supporting adults with a learning disability who have associated mental health problems, epilepsy or behaviours of concern.

We wish to recruit individuals who are flexible, enthusiastic and have a positive caring attitude towards our client group. The role will be varied and will include all aspects of care from implementing care plan delivery systems to promoting choice and client’s independence. Our clients are looking for someone who will listen to them, help them, make them feel safe and support them to go out in the community as part of their treatment plans.

In the event that permanent funding is secured for this post the successful applicant will be confirmed in post on a permanent basis.

We are a Living Wage EmployerStonewall Top 100 EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Improving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Elizabeth Summers, Advanced Nurse Practitioner e.summers@nhs.net 01642 838760

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