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Health Care Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Learning Disabilities
Band 3
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59

We are currently looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Health Care Support Worker to join our Intensive Support Team (IST) in Peterborough. You will be part of a supportive and dedicated team which supports adults with a learning disability and complex needs. The team is a multi–disciplinary, made up of learning disability nurses, Health care Support workers, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and a Social Worker.

The IST has two pathways:

  1. Prevention of out of area placement and resettlement

The service seeks to facilitate the return of individuals with highly complex needs in out of area placements to suitable housing and support in Peterborough. The service links closely with transition services to prevent young people leaving Peterborough unnecessarily, and to sustain safely this complex cohort through specialist assessment, intervention and care coordination. The team works closely with service users, their carers and families, and a range partners including housing, care providers, health care and the police as necessary.

  1. Crisis Stabilisation Pathway
  • Assessment and Treatment as an alternative to hospital admission, for up to 2-weeks to support stabilisation.
  • Responsive assessment usually within 4-hours of receipt of referral.
  • To support early discharge from hospital

As a support worker in the team, you can anticipate a role which is diverse and exciting.  The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, ability to work independently in different community settings, have a sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times due to the specialist nature of the service.

The role will involve supporting nurses to monitor and assess service users with diagnosed learning disabilities, mental health diagnosis and complex needs. This will include collecting information from observations and/ or records to feedback to the care coordinator, which will be used to create person centered care plans.  You will be expected to offer support to a service user using the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach to managing challenging behaviour.

Part of the role is to liaise with other agencies and professionals in order to develop collaborative working relationships which will benefit the service user.

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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

Sallyanne Broughton - Team Manager Intensive Support Team (IST)


office 01733 363101 mobile 07903331037

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501