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Health & Care Support Worker (NHS Band 2 or equivalent) Open Interviews

Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire
21 Sep 2022

Below covers everything you need to know about what this opportunity entails, as well as what is expected from applicants.
No previous experience required however the individual is expected to demonstrate some prior experience and understanding of caring for others in their personal lives or via employment.
Able to communicate effectively
Demonstrate a compassionate, respectful and caring manner.
Innovative, confident and motivated.
Demonstrate a professional approach in manner of appearance and behaviours.
Evidence of time management skills and the ability to deal with non-routine and unpredictable nature of the workload.
Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously.
Willingness to undertake training
There are no set entry qualifications, although you may benefit from holding a qualification in a related topic (e.g. GCSE, BTEC, or other vocational qualification).
6 - 12 months of recent care experience in a similar health or social care setting
Care Certificate
Basic IT knowledge (Email and inputting into organisational systems)
Ability to travel to support service delivery if applicable to role (see role descriptors)
NHS Band 2 = £20,270 - £21,318 (£10.37ph- £10.90ph)
Social Care = £9.50ph - £12.50ph
GP surgeries (Primary Care) = comparable to NHS salary
How to attend
Bus Travel to the race course from accross Gloucstershire will be free of charge
On Arrival to the racecourse please head for the "hall of fame" & look out for Branded flags and banners pointing you in the direction of the event!
What to prepare
On the day of the event candidates will be required to provide their preferences of locality and setting that they wish to work in - preference forms will be provided on registration at the event.
Identification - One photographic (i.e. passport/driving license) plus two address verification (bank statement/utility bill - issued in last 6 months) OR two photographic plus one address verification.
Preferred dress code
Smart Casual
About NHS One Gloucestershire
One Gloucestershire (Hospitals, GP surgeries, Community and Social Care) is seeking people who can provide safe, high quality and compassionate care to individuals across our county in a variety of settings.
Within the role of Health and Care Support Worker, the post holder will be responsible for
participating and assisting in the delivery of care/services to individuals.
Duties include:
Monitoring individuals' conditions by taking their temperature, pulse, respiration and weight and possibly helping with medication.
Helping individuals to move around.
Making individuals feel comfortable.
Serving meals and helping to feed individuals
Supporting individuals with social and physical activities
Booking and going with individuals to appointments
Helping with personal care such as support with showering and dressing
Examples of the settings you may work in:
Community hospitals offer inpatient services. They are staffed by highly-skilled and dedicated teams who have specialised knowledge in many different areas. There is a strong focus on delivering rehabilitation and recovery, which allows patients to leave hospital sooner so they can recover closer to home.
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Gloucestershire Health and Care offers a variety of inpatient, outpatient and community mental health and learning disability services for all people across the country. Services include mental health support during pregnancy, Child and Adolescent Services, as well as Adult and Older Adults Teams. Whether someone has severe, long-term mental health issues or are going through a crisis in life, GHC has a high-quality service available.
Acute (Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Cheltenham General Hospital)
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates hospitals on our two main sites in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and we provide high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas.
Social Care
Adult Social Care has multiple roles available across a wide variety of settings. Both community-based work as well as residential-based work are covered, working with people of all ages, across a broad spectrum of clients including those with Mental health needs, Learning Disabilities/Autism, Dementia, and Physical Health requirements. This may be in a care home, in a person's own home or in a day service environment.
GP Practices (Primary Care)
The first point of contact for patients accessing local health services. In Gloucestershire there are 15 Primary Care Networks Countywide which includes 70 GP surgeries. Being the first point of contact is particularly important for isolated or deprived population groups that may not have the means to access these services otherwise. As the main port of entry into the healthcare system, primary care providers are available to help individuals to understand and discuss their health and any particular problems that they may be experiencing.
Skills and personal attributes needed:
Successful candidates will have positive attitudes and behaviours compatible with
organisational values, such as:
Caring and compassionate
Wanting to make a difference to individuals they care for
Listening and communication skills
Understanding and empathetic
Respectful and kind
Annual Leave
Pension Scheme
Salary Sacrifice schemes
Maternity/paternity benefits (subject to individual eligibility)
Health, wellbeing and financial support
Flexible working arrangements
Extensive Learning & development opportunities
Opportunity of a highly rewarding career pathway
Access to discounts
General Information:
Locations of where successful candidates could be placed
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Gloucester and Cheltenham
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust - Gloucester, Cheltenham,Tewkesbury, Stroud, Dursley, North Cotswold's and Forest of Dean
Gloucestershire Social Care - Gloucester, Cheltenham, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Winchcombe, Chipping Campden, Minchinhampton, Stroud, Coleford,Cirencester, Mitcheldean, Lydney, Dursley, Cinderford, Quedgeley
GP Practices (Primary Care) - GP surgeries across the county
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  • Job Reference: 717845330-2
  • Date Posted: 21 September 2022
  • Recruiter: NHS One Gloucestershire
  • Location: Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: On Application