Apprenticeship/Return to work scheme- Clinical Support Workers

Do you have a lived experience of mental distress or do you have experience of caring for a family member or friend with a mental health condition. Are you interested in joining the organisation of clinical staff?

Are you committed and interested in a career in Health and Social Care within a well-known Mental Health Trust?

We are looking for individuals of any age, but we do also want to offer opportunities to one candidate aged between 16-24. This is to offer access to training to young people from our local community, in this challenging employment market.

We are seeking positive and innovative clinical support workers of the future to join a return to work scheme or an apprenticeship. You will receive a salary based upon the National Apprenticeship rate or if you are in receipt of benefits (additional monies to supplement your benefits. We have two routes in line with benefits agency advice) and a fully funded Education qualification. Please refer to the additional document on the NHS jobs website which underlines the two routes.

You do not need any formal experience or qualifications, but you do need to be keen to learn, enthusiastic, motivated, passionate and willing to seize this opportunity to gain a formal qualification coupled with on the job training.

The Education and Training Department provides a full range of developmental activities for all of our 4,800 staff regardless of profession or job title, and support to service users and colleagues from our partner organisations. This team will support you in your endeavours.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone willing to work with a work based buddy/ mentor, service user coach and Apprenticeship facilitator to train and develop skills to become a Clinical Support worker.

Why are we doing this?
Because we value lived experience of both service users and carers and we see clearly that your contribution will be invaluable to meeting our organisational aspirations.

Please do call the numbers below to discuss the opportunity, financial remuneration, the interview process, which includes a funded benefits advice/ support session to support you in making decisions about which route you will take.

You can apply for the post by completing the attached application. You are advised to get support to complete the application form if you need it. Also look up the following link ( on NHS jobs for guidance on ‘Making successful applications. You are encouraged to apply for the post as soon as possible as it may close earlier than stated if we receive excessive applications.

For those who are not familiar with using NHS jobs to complete an application there will be an ‘Applying with support’ session on the Thursday the 21st of November 2013 from 9:30 to 4pm to help you with this. This will be held at Bishopsgate Education and Training Centre, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard road, Beckenham, BR3 3BX. The aim of this session is to support you with registering on NHS jobs and uploading your application only. You will not get help with the details of your application as this will not be fair on other applicants, but you are welcome to bring any information (e.g. C.V, certificates) so you can complete your application form on the day.

If you will like to attend please report to reception on arrival and you will be directed to the room where this session will be held. Look forward to meeting you all.

Please contact John Sapani on 0203 228 2524 for further details


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