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DATE ADDED: Thu 14/05/2020

Healthcare Support Worker

Bradford, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

Overview -

Would you like to broaden your clinical experience, working in multi-disciplinary teams to deliver a wide range of care?

We want passionate and committed individuals to join our acute inpatient wards as Health Care Support Workers (HCSW).

About us -

We are a provider of high-quality mental health, community and learning disability services across Bradford.

We work with individuals, their carers and our partners to ensure that people get the right care, in the right place with the right support. We share the common goal of becoming the leading provider of integrated care for people of all ages with mental or physical health needs.

Based in Lynfield Mount Hospital:

Clover Ward

Clover Ward is an award-winning Specialist Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, for patients over the age of 18 who have been detained under the mental health act.


Oakburn and Maplebeck Wards are separate Male wards for people aged 18-65 dealing with acute mental Health difficulties.

Ashbrook is our female acute ward.

About you

You will need to be resilient, compassionate and dedicated to providing holistic care. Patient focused and driven to helping encourage recovery of our patients.


You will be joining a Trust that values the health and wellbeing of its staff. Alongside a wide range of national staff benefits including discounts at Nandos, Domino's and retailers, the Trust offers fast track access to physiotherapy, counselling, access to our Wellbeing Zone and childcare support services. Excellent training and development opportunities.

We manage candidates' applications through the recruitment system.
This means that all of the information provided in your application form will be
securely transferred from NHS Jobs following submission, and it will only be
used for the purpose for which it was provided.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Our workforce supports dynamic working practices such as reducing travel, printing, and making more efficient use of digital information and technology. To support this process, we need people who share our excitement, embrace different ways of working and new technologies and are able to work flexibly across organisational boundaries.

As an associated teaching NHS Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust is committed to supporting high quality research that will enable us to deliver excellent, evidence-based care to our service users. We support all our staff to be actively involved in evidence-based practice and research as part of their personal development.

Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups, but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.