Mental Health Care Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00094997-1
  • Date Posted: 1 November 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Oldham, Manchester
  • Salary: £10.91 to £22.34 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Job Title and Grade: Mental Health Care Support Worker Band 2

Location/Trust: Greater Manchester

Pay Rates: £10.91- 22.34 incl Holiday Pay

Care Support Nursing with flexibility and variety, the choice is yours

If you're looking to enhance your skillset, gain more experience or simply increase your earnings, working flexibly through NHS Professionals could be your solution.

You will also have a minimum of 6 months experience within the last 2 years as either Mental Health Care Support Work in the UK (Private or NHS) hospital / UK Prison or specialist Mental Health Care Home.You MUST be PMVA or equivalent restraint training with valid in date certification

Qualifications Essential:

NVQ Level 2 or above or Btec Diploma in Health and Social Care or Healthcare Support services.
Completed Care Certificate

We are supporting a large Mental Health Trust in the Manchester area

They provide mental health and learning disability services to people across 200 distinct locations across five boroughs:

Tameside and Glossop
StockportAreas of work available:

Working age adult wards
Older mental Health wards
Forensics/ Secure units
A&E Liaison
CAMH wards and Secure units
Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

The Role

To carry out the role successfully, we are looking for candidates that can undertake the following:

To listen and talk to patients and their carers' and develop boundaried therapeutic relationships.
To undertake and accurately document observations and nursing care in line with Trust Policy.
To ensure effective communication, either verbal or written, amongst the team, reporting any change or unusual occurrence in an individuals' behaviour or condition.
To accurately report and feedback any concerns.
To understand the importance of and maintain the need for confidentiality in all patient matters.
To participate in the maintenance of a clean, tidy and safe environment.
To value diversity and promote equality of opportunity for all and to ensure individuals are treated fairly.
To carry out duties as allocated by a senior nurse.
Attend to patients' personal hygiene including bathing, toileting and dressing, promoting quality of life and independence.
Support and assist at mealtimes as required.
To carry out assigned tasks under the supervision of qualified staff.
To act as a positive role model to the service users and staff.
To demonstrate appropriate de-escalation skills in managing aggression exhibited by service users, subject to achieving agreed training and competency in Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression techniques.
Escort patients as appropriate to other areas of the hospital or outside the hospital as delegated by trained member of staff.
Adhere to appropriate Trust and local policies, procedures and guidelines.
Completion of regular physical health observations, including the recording of these. Also completing the physical health paperwork within the admission process, including smoking / alcohol recording forms.
Supporting qualified staff in the participation of the care planning process.
Taking an active lead in the infection control duties and responsibilities alongside the housekeeper.

What You'll Get

Benefits you'll receive from NHS Professionals

Early visibility of shifts to allow you to plan your diary in advance
Variety of wards and areas to work or gain experience in
Flexibility to suit you
Work this week, get paid next week
Paid holiday as you build your allowance for every shift worked
Stakeholder pension scheme
Choice of shifts at over 50 NHS Trusts in England without registering at multiple TrustsApply Now

Register today for various flexible shifts up to six weeks in advance, for more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply hit apply now or get in touch with The Recruitment Team on (phone number removed) option 2 to discuss in more detail.

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.


Please note, you will be contacted by email throughout the recruitment process, so please check your emails, including your junk/spam regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 21 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our bank members who are not clinically exempt from vaccination to get vaccinated