Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
(AWP) provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire. We also provide specialist services extending throughout the south west.
We employ over 4,000 dedicated members of staff who deliver services from more than 90 locations, working in approximately 150 teams across a geographical region of 2,200 miles, for a population of approximately 1.8million people.
We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 3 Healthcare Assistant to join the team at Whittucks Road Rehabilitation Unit which is situated in Hanham, Bristol.
We are looking to recruit into a full time post of 37.5 hours per week.
The unit is in close travelling proximity to the vibrant hot spots of historic Bath & Bristol with its famous harbourside and great travel links.
The team at Whittucks Road strive to use a person centred approach in delivering recovery-focused interventions and care to people living with challenging mental health problems and complex life experiences.
Our aim is to help people to develop new skills, revive old skills, and to find healthy ways of integrating with the wider community.
We work closely with service users and (where possible) their families and friends, offering 24 hour specialist nursing support over a planned time-scale.
We apply the principals of the recovery model in mental health, actively sharing and promoting the use of specialised tools to support individual rehabilitation and recovery.
The team are looking for someone who can demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and has an ability to support the team in working collaboratively with individuals and their families, adopting a creative and problem solving approach to working practice.
As a member of the team you will work with the team in carrying out on going assessments, which will include actual daily living skills, assessment of risk whilst Promoting and enabling independent functioning, and work with service users to optimise their strengths to reach their recovery goals.
At Whittucks Road we like to help Staff to pursue their interests too! And there are lots that we can offer with:
- Expert professional support and supervision plus regular team meetings and in-service training
- Continuing professional development opportunities, peer support, practice education and encouragement to be creative and innovative in any Lead roles.
- Opportunities to contribute to a range of service developments and projects relevant to your clinical work.
If you thrive on new challenges and feel passionate about enabling recovery then you may be the very person that we are looking for to join our team.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Please feel free to contact Ellie Fisher or Netta Newman on Apply
if you would like more information and/or would like to visit and have a look around and meet the team.