Healthcare Support Worker – Eating Disorders (FT & PT)

Job Overview

Are you interested in a career where you will make a real difference in young people’s lives? Do you understand the daily challenges which young people face? Is a career as a Healthcare Support Worker the next step in life for you?

Care in Mind provide residential services for young people aged 16-30 years old who have been discharged from psychiatric inpatient stays or secure children’s homes. The young people we care for often require a high level of support and dynamic approach to risk management in order to support problems they may have with self-harming, behaviour and emotional regulation. Our aim is to support the young people using a therapeutic approach to live in a non-secure community setting and to achieve their individual goals in preparation for transition to adult life.

We are excited to announce the opening of our new Residential Eating Disorder Service based in Lostock, Bolton, where we are looking for a kind, caring and empathetic Healthcare Support Workers to join our professional 5-bed service, supporting young people with complex and challenging eating disorders, where you will work closely with our professional multi-disciplinary team towards keeping them safe and progressing with their recovery.

You will be required to work shifts over a 37.5 hour working week, consisting of earlies, lates and occasional sleep ins & nights when required to support the services, so flexibility is required.

Company Benefits

£18,603 – £20,344.82 per annum (Dependent on experience & qualifications)
£100 bonus after completing 6-month probation
22 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (Rising to 27 days holiday plus bank holidays with service)
Enhanced company pension
Life Assurance (2 x annual salary)
Enhanced maternity/paternity leave
Paid Induction (Running over 3 days)
Paid Enhanced DBS check
Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service
Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
The opportunity for internal promotions & progression
Excellent Learning and Development opportunities (NVQ Level 3 in Adult Health & Social Care)
Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral)
Regular social events and recognition schemes (‘Employee of the year awards’, Summer & Christmas parties)
Free on-site parking

Your role as a Healthcare Support Worker

To take on the role of Key worker, developing care plans and review plans with young people, carrying out direct and indirect care of young people with complex eating disorders.
To work in a team, giving the highest standard of care possible to the young people.
To closely follow individual care plans and support young people including personal care and hygiene, eating, attendance in education etc.
To develop therapeutic relationships with the young people experiencing eating disorders and work closely with their families and carers communicating effectively to provide ongoing engagement.
To be actively involved in the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of young people and their care.
To provide specialist supportive interventions to individuals experiencing eating disorders under the direction of the clinical team.
To take physical health observations of young people, monitoring and recording as required. To act upon any physical health concerns in relation to the young person based on their care plans, risk management plans and history of eating disorder.
To observe and monitor the wellbeing of young people by ensuring that any unusual physical, mental, or emotional occurrences are promptly referred to senior staff and or clinical nurse and documented as appropriate.

Requirements of a Healthcare Worker

Flexibility – Your role will involve working shifts including sleep ins/weekends/Bank Holidays
Have excellent observation and communication skills, as well the ability to build trust and rapport with individuals who have experienced trauma
Have a non-judgemental approach and the ability to demonstrate unconditional positive regard
The ability to work in a team, and to think on your feet, remain focused and maintain your composure in difficult situations
The ability to meet the day to day needs of young people, including providing practical support with daily living activities
To form and maintain professional working boundaries between staff and service users
Ability to remain calm in emergencies, supporting others during difficult situations
Good verbal communication skills and the ability to listen to others
Good written skills and the ability to write basic reports and record information accurately
IT Literate (Able to write emails and use Microsoft Office)
An understanding of safeguarding

Desirable Criteria

Full UK Driving Licence
NVQ Level 2 qualification in care or equivalent
Previous experience working with young people who have mental health needs
Previous experience working with service users who have eating disorders
A good understanding of Nutrition

If you are interested in joining an enthusiastic, motivated business who thrive in developing and rebuilding young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please apply today.

Please note that we do not accept CV’s and the application must be completed in full.

To support our commitment as a COVID-19 Secure employer, all of our interviews will be held over video platform.

Care in Mind operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

We reserve the right to close the advert early, should we appoint a suitable candidate.

Ref: 99759



Full Time


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