Our core purpose is to work with people and lead communities in improving their mental and physical health and wellbeing for a better life; through delivering excellent and responsive prevention, diagnosis, early intervention, treatment and care.
All the information you need about working for us, recruitment, job opportunities and careers within mental health, learning disability and substance misuse services in Surrey and Hampshire.
Our research and development aims are to embed a vibrant research culture within our Trust, increase the opportunities for people to participate in research and ensure that our research benefits people who use services, carers, families and our communities.
No matter what your experience, qualifications, or expertise, you could become a healthcare support worker with our Trust.
Healthcare support workers (HSW) work within our inpatient hospitals and play a major part in the delivery of care to people on our wards, with guidance from a variety of professionals. They often spend more time with people using our services than any other member of staff and as an HSW you will be challenged and rewarded as you help people throughout their recovery.
The day-to-day role:
There are no set requirements to become a healthcare support worker with us. If you are caring and compassionate with the ability to engage people you may be who we are looking for.
We expect good literacy and numeracy and an NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care is desirable but not essential. Experience of working as a paid, or unpaid carer is also beneficial.
You will need to:
Our HSW roles will be suitable for you if you have a passion for supporting people in need of high-quality care and are looking for a busy and challenging environment to develop and establish effective working relationships.
Your training will include basic nursing skills and you'll work towards obtaining the Care Certificate. There are also opportunities to study for other qualifications such as the CACHE level 2 certificate in Healthcare Support Services or the CACHE level 2 or 3 diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support.
Some of our HSW's have been offered a secondment into a programme at university to become a qualified nurse. Others have been supported to undertake further study in the allied healthcare professions such as art therapy, dietetics, speech and language therapy and many more. It is also sometimes possible to join the Royal College of Nursing as a health practitioner member.