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Clinical Support Worker

Band 2

Main area
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
Band 2
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Kent and Medway Adolescent Unit, Ash Ward, Cranbrook Road, Staplehurst, Tonbridge TN12 0ER
£17,460 - £18,7092 per annum inc
20/11/2018 23:59


We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in working with young people with mental health issues, who are enthusiastic, have good communication skills and a willingness to learn.

Discover more of what matters and stretch your horizons

There’s a great deal that’s different about the caring community here at Kent and Medway Adolescent Unit. Perhaps the biggest difference will be the positive changes you’ll see if you join us. It’s not just about the transformational changes you’ll help to make in the lives of young people with mental health issues. The changes in you will be deep and enriching, too.

Kent and Medway Adolescent Unit ( KMAU)

In our fantastic modern inpatient facility, in a quiet corner of Kent, the garden of England, we support young people from the ages of 12-18yr olds with a range of psychiatric disorders including psychosis, severe depression, eating disorders and emerging personality disorders. In a safe, stimulating environment, we all benefit from excellent, modern resources. But what really makes us different is our people.

Here, you’ll discover a caring and collaborative community that embraces progressive thinking. You’ll work alongside experts including experienced Child and adolescent mental health nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and occupational therapists. With the combination of mentoring, training, and excellent teaching from all the leading practitioners that the Trust attracts, you can be sure that you’ll learn a lot. But your biggest learning and development opportunity is the job itself.

You see, here at KMAU , we encourage you to put into practice not just what you’ve learned and experienced, but what you can imagine. As part of our strong team, you’ll have the scope to share ideas and follow them through into innovative practice. Recent inspiring projects here include evening family support groups, gardening access projects and pet therapy. Factor in the therapeutic time you’ll be able to spend engaging with patients and their families, and you have the makings of a level of personal and professional development that is very special indeed.

The post holder will be supported under the national Apprenticeships Scheme to complete a 12 month development programme on the job; in line with the Apprenticeships Standards (2017). The Care Certificate forms part of the training and covers most of the required mandatory training within the Trust.

Post holders with a ‘Care Certificate’ issued by the former employer will be expected to submit their certificate and portfolio of evidence, to the Education and Development Department for verification and further guidance on how to proceed once commencing the Apprenticeship Programme

The programme will also involve off ward training to ensure Healthcare support workers have the time to develop and consolidate their learning. At SLAM, Apprenticeships offers a new career pathway for clinical support workers to progress up the career ladder with confidence and flexibility.

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP) is a collaboration between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust, delivering mental health services to a population of more than three million people. The partnership brings together clinical expertise, experience and innovation, aiming to improve quality, use resources most effectively, and deliver best practice consistently to all patients.

Our values are pivotal - if you can demonstrate that you can uphold the values and ethical practice that is at the heart of all of our organisations, then we will welcome you to join us and will support, train and develop you throughout your nursing and caring journey.

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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

Tracy Graham, Unit Manager - 0203228 3200

Helen Nicholson, Unit Manager - 0203228 3200

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