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Physical Health Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Band 3
Part time: 30 per week
Job ref
Fairmile House
£15,789 to £16,913 p.a.
12/07/2020 23:59

Want to be part of the new NHS? Health and Care organisations in Dorset are at the forefront of transforming services to provide excellent, patient-centred care.

Dorset HealthCare recently achieved an Outstanding CQC status and is a dynamic forward-thinking Trust operating throughout Dorset. 

Dorset HealthCare plays a pivotal role in the strong partnership of public sector organisations across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole. Our community and mental health trust has a caring and committed workforce of around 5,500 staff, serving a population of over 700,000 people.

We are looking for proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy people to join us at Dorset HealthCare – we’re the biggest provider of healthcare in Dorset and offer exciting opportunities for people with a range of skills. We want to be better every day – do you?

‘This is an exciting time for us as we continue improving and adapting. I have seen some great innovation, fantastic teamwork and a real willingness to look at how we can do things differently’ – Eugine Yafele, Chief Executive (May 2019)





An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit enthusiastic and creative Support Workers to work within the Christchurch locality to support individuals with a serious mental illness have access to physical health monitoring.

This is a new post to the locality which will be managed by Dorset HealthCare and the Christchurch Primary Care Network in Christchurch. The post will be attractive to support workers who feel strongly about advocating physical health for people with a serious mental illness.

You will be working closely with the existing teams in Primary and Secondary care to enhance the existing provision by providing comprehensive physical health assessments, signpost individuals to services to improve their physical health and set goals with individuals to help improve their physical health.

The role will provide excellent opportunities for effective partnership working with a range of organisations across primary and secondary services and will be supported by senior healthcare professionals from both primary and secondary services.

We are looking for someone who can put individual’s needs at the heart of the job, keep people safe, contribute to their care and respond compassionately to suffering as well as someone who can communicate well with people. This will be a permanent part time post.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Charles Magdalena , Team Leader Christchurch and Southbourne CMHT on 07876661528