Bolton, Greater Manchester
£9.54 per hour
Job description
Bank Healthcare Support Worker - Eating Disorders

Are you currently looking for a job that offers flexibility in between personal commitments or during educational study? Are you interested in gaining valuable workplace experience and making a real difference in young people’s lives? Maybe a role as a Bank Healthcare Support Worker is the next step for you?

Our client provides 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 they 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. Their 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.

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

You will join their Bank Team on a “Zero Hours Contract” supporting their Residential Home working flexible shifts that fit around your personal life.

Company Benefits

- Competitive pay (£9.54 p/h)
- Enhanced company pension
- Paid Induction (Running over 3 days)
- Free on-site parking
- Paid Enhanced DBS check
- Access to our 24-hour Wellbeing Support Portal/ Employee Assistance Programme
- Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits
- The opportunity for internal promotions & progression
- 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 Bank 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 Bank Healthcare Support 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 submit your application by Tuesday 30th March.

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

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

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

They reserve the right to close the advert early, should they appoint a suitable candidate.

Ref: 97373
Posted on: 02 March 2021
Closed date: 11 March 2021
Job ref: 97373
Tags: Support Worker