Community Support Worker – Applicant Information Sheet
30 hours per week, starting rate £7.80 per hour, rising to £8.80 on successful completion of 6 months’ probation
Your completed Job Application and Equality and Diversity Monitoring Forms should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than 5pm on Friday 22 August 2014.
We are always looking to welcome new people to join our team.
If you have lived experience of mental ill-health or of caring for someone who does, you would be very welcome to apply to work with us, either on projects or in our office.
We are looking for people to undertake a wide range of project work.
You should have a good level of understanding and some experience of working in one or more of the following areas:
- Working with vulnerable adults
- Delivering presentations / public speaking
- Project management
For most of our project work we provide training; usually a combination of classroom and experiential training.
To undertake any client work, you must also be able to provide a CRB or DBS which is less than 5 years old. Having something recorded will not usually prevent you from working with us.
For our office work, we are looking for people with experience in one of more of the following areas:
- General admin
- Office management / PA
- IT (software and / or hardware)
- Windows: Word / Excel / PowerPoint
We are happy to provide training in some areas if you already have skills and experience in one or more of the above.
Our office is based in a quiet street in London SE17.
We also actively welcome people without lived experience to join our office team as volunteers.
Although EbyE (Consultants and office workers) is fairly well balanced in terms of gender, and has diversity in terms of ethnicity, we actively welcome people from BME backgrounds, as we would like our workforce to be made up of people from a wider range of BME backgrounds.
All of our workers are required to register with HMRC as self-employed, and to make an annual on-line return. This is a simple process, and we have an office worker who can help you (on a paid basis) should you wish. He can also give you general advice for free.
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 (http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/advice/intro.htmlinformation) 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