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Healthcare Support Worker (NVQ II / NVQ III - Hospital)
Ref: DAN04679

  • Location
  • Chesterholme Hospital, Anick Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 4JR
  • Location
  • Chesterholme
  • Salary
  • From 8.50 p/h (17,680 p/a)
  • Hours
  • Full Time / Part Time /Bank
  • We support and care for adults living with a learning disability, who may also have a diagnosis of autism, in specialist supported living, residential services and hospitals. Our aim is to deliver effective and outcome based services within person centred, professional care environments, supporting people to have the most choice and independence possible. We set high standards for ourselves in the delivery of care, and most importantly, we put the people we support at the heart of everything we do.


    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    In this role your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people you support. You will have working relationships with the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, and will play an important role in the lives of the people you support, as well as their families or loved ones. As a key member of the support team, you may be required to contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings.


    The support and care you provide will be respectful, dignified and caring, following each individual's person-centred care plan to promote choice and independence.


    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    • We welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference to people's lives
    • You would need to be compassionate, understanding and trustworthy
    • Health and Social Care QCF or SVQ is essential
    • Previous experience is essential
    • See job description for more details

    If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.


    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    • 28 days annual leave
    • Length of service awards
    • Fully paid comprehensive induction training for all new starters
    • Paid DBS/PVG
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Childcare vouchers
    • Training and development opportunities
  • Location Information
  • Based in the picturesque town of Hexham in Northumberland, Chesterholme is a specialist hospital providing assessment and intervention for up to 16 men and women living with a learning disability and complex needs. Within Chesterholme there are two follow-on services, which offer a choice between a three and a four bed self-contained apartments. This provides a care pathway from the main hospital to a service that focuses and promotes greater independence in preparation for moving on to either a residential or a supported living setting.


    Accommodation is generous and the people we support can choose gender specific lounges and a choice of two dining areas. There are three private gardens, each offering different areas for people to relax or take part in other outdoor interests. There is a life skills kitchen which is easily accessible for people wanting to make their own drinks, prepare or cook food for themselves or their visitors should they wish to. There is a large art room where people can enjoy a range of creative table top crafts, and a games room which boasts a pool table for the more competitive. We also have a relaxation room and a pamper room which are both available to all the people we support.


    Click here to read more about Chesterholme


    Click here to see the awards we have won at Danshell


    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.

  • Closing date
  • 13/05/2019
  • Job Description
  • JD_PS_Support_Worker.pdf

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