40 jobs on offer at recruitment day to help keep elderly and vulnerable patients ‘at home first’

40 jobs on offer at recruitment day to help keep elderly and vulnerable patients ‘at home first’
14 September 2017

Caring and compassionate people from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are being encouraged to embark on a career with their local NHS helping patients in their community as part of an exciting new project.

Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP) is looking to recruit 40 Home First Care and Support Workers at a special recruitment event in Stafford on Friday 22nd September.

The Home First Service supports patients to move out of hospital into a more suitable environment where their future needs can be assessed by health and social care professionals.

The ultimate aim is avoid lengthy hospital stays and get patients back to their usual place of residence and to become as independent as possible.

The Trust is now recruiting for caring people with experience of providing personal and enabling care to the 40 part-time, permanent positions across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

Julie Tanner, Director of Workforce at SSOTP, said: “This is an excellent opportunity to work for your local NHS and have a real impact on care in your community. Home First is already having a really positive impact and this is a great time to become a part of the team.

“As a Home First Care and Support Worker your role will be to support in enabling people to remain safe and well in their home, assist them in living as independently as possible and support people in crisis and to avoid crisis.

“You will also be working with patients and their families at the most challenging and emotional of times, providing care at the end of a patient’s life in their own home and ensuring the experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.

“If you have experience in a care setting and a caring and compassionate attitude with a passion for helping people, then come along to our recruitment event and start a truly rewarding career as a Home First Care and Support Worker.”

The recruitment day takes place on Friday 22nd September from 10:00am until 4:00pm at Stafford Central Clinic, Floor 2, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, ST16 3AQ.

Interviews for the roles may take place on the day. The post holders will be required to have the essential qualifications – NVQ/QCF level 2 or equivalent in a health and social care related subject and undertake training and development to achieve QCF Level 3.

The positions are Staffordshire wide and Band 3 (£16,968 - £19,852) pro-rata, part-time, permanent posts and work will be on a flexible rota including evenings and weekends in line with the service demands.

For more information about the event contact beverley.rouse@ssotp.nhs.uk