Dorset 2017-08-11T14:57:48+00:00

Mental Health Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Crisis Home Treatment Team
Band 3
37.5 per week
Job ref
St. Anns Hospital
£16,968 to £19,852 p.a.
24/06/2018 23:59
Interview date





The Crisis Home Treatment Team (CHTT) is a twenty four hour community assessment and treatment service for people who are suffering from acute mental distress.  We are looking for a support worker who is passionate about working with people with mental health problems. 

The team you will join is a dynamic multidisciplinary team of Support Workers, Mental Health Nurses, Social workers, Occupational Therapists, Medical staff and peer specialists. It provides an alternative to hospital admission for patients whilst also "gate keeping" all admissions to inpatient mental health services. CHTT specialises in working closely with service users to enable mental health care and treatment to be given in their own homes.

Previous experience is desirable but not essential as full training and support for the role will be provided by qualified practitioners within the team, including medical staff. The applicant will need to be able to work collaboratively within the team as well as function as a lone worker seeing patients in their home environment to deliver care and treatment at home.

The shift pattern covers a twenty four hour rota to provide intensive support for patients on our caseload. The successful candidate will be expected to work the full range of shifts.

The Crisis Home Treatment Team is currently undergoing remodelling and the successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the development and implementation of the new service.

  • Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
  • You will be required to undertake a Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression course and it is a condition of your employment that you successfully complete all aspects of this course; if this is not achieved you will not be able to commence working in the post.

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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

Adam Collings or Cheryl Power (Team Leaders) on 01202 609821 (option 3)

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