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Clinical Support Assistant

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  • Sector:

    Healthcare / Welfare

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  • Salary:

    £19737 - £21142

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  • Published:

    3 days ago

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  • Client:

    Northumbria Water

Job Description

We are seeking highly motivated individuals who have experience of working alongside people who live with mental illness. You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills along with a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality, safe, patient care. You will demonstrate the ability to liaise with different agencies. You will be working with clients who have multiple and complex needs, including issues around risk management. You will be provided with training, supervision and guidance from Clinicians for the role.

Employer Description

Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare Trusts in the country. Serving a population of 1.7 million, with a budget of circa £380 million and 7,000 staff, we work from over 70 sites across Northumberland, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and Cumbria. We have been rated outstanding by the CQC and in November 2017 won the prestigious HSJ Award for Provider of the Year. We provide a diverse range of specialist and generic health care services to both children and adults, their families and carers and we have a number of regional and national specialist services to England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. To be a leader in the delivery of high quality care and a champion for those we serve. CNTW values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce which reflects our diverse communities. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, gender, race or ethnicity, religion or belief (With the exception of Chaplaincy Posts), sexual orientation, disability including mental health conditions or other personal circumstances. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff and we have a number of initiatives and support for staff including access to psychology and counselling services. We are proud to be recognised as a mindful employer. We have Maintaining Excellence level in the Better Health at Work award and also achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. The Trust is committed to achieving high standards of health for its service users, staff and visitors providing a safe environment for staff, we operate a smoke free policy on all sites. The Community Mental Health Assessment and Recovery Team are seeking a Clinical Support Assistant. The post is to work within the Step Up Step Down (SUSD) part of the service and is full time (37.5 hours) and could involve working as part of a rota across 7 days so will include some weekend and bank holiday working. This is a permanent post working across Carlisle and Eden locality. SUSD is a developing service within North Cumbria but well established in other parts of the Trust. Its main function is to support service users that are open to CMHART when their mental health needs and risks change. SUSD provide additional support and interventions to the service user and their carer / family for a period of time with the aim of trying to prevent the need for other mental health services involvement e.g. Crisis / Home Treatment team, admission to hospital. In the event that involvement of such other services is required the SUSD practitioners role will be to make this transfer of care as seamless as possible and work with care coordinators to transfer back to CMHART as soon as safely possible.