£11,640- £12,468 rata
Part time
Jackie Lidgard or Alison Tallant

Domiciliary Care Assistant

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust

Dorset HealthCare is a dynamic, forward-thinking Trust, running 14 local hospitals and providing a wide range of integrated community and mental health services to a population of almost 700,000 people. Whether working in busy urban locations such as Bournemouth, Poole, Dorchester and Weymouth or serving residents in rural areas, our 5,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do.

Staff thrive in a supportive, ‘family’ atmosphere in which we recognise that the importance of how we do things is just as important as what we do, and what we achieve. We strongly encourage behaviours that promote compassion and care between colleagues, supporting staff to be proactive, positive, respectful, supportive, reliable and trustworthy. We are also an organisation which leads the way in challenging stigma and discrimination experienced by those with lived experience of mental health problems or emotional distress. We relish the chance to provide quality care – a recent survey showed that 90% of staff feel their work makes a difference to patients and service users.

As well as job satisfaction, staff enjoy benefits ranging from a car lease scheme to free use of beach huts, flexible working options and a host of advanced training and career development opportunities. We offer a 24/ 7 employee assistance service, alongside many health and wellbeing initiatives.

Dorset itself offers the opportunity for a truly outstanding work/life balance, whatever your age or outlook. Millions of people each year come to holiday in the place where most of our staff live and work every day - enjoying access to award-winning beaches along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, picture-postcard villages, great weather and stunning countryside. We have excellent schools, top-rated family attractions and endless sporting/leisure opportunities, plus plenty of country pubs and lively nightclubs.

Are you a caring and compassionate person who would like the opportunity to work for the NHS? Previous experience is not essential, just a genuine passion to provide the best possible care for our patients.

This is an exciting pioneering role for those seeking opportunities for professional development in Health & Social care.

We want you to be part of a new and innovative team that helps shape the future of our services for the local community; making it a sustainable and forward thinking service to support people to stay well in their own homes. You will work closely with a supportive multi-disciplinary team to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patients in our care.

This is a part-time post of 25 hours.

This role involves providing domiciliary care for a wide variety of patients, offering a short term service whilst a longer term package of care is being secured. Patients will be supported in their home environment to help prevent avoidable hospital admissions, facilitate earlier hospital discharges and allow them to be cared for where they choose. Purbeck Locality is an exciting, forward thinking and rewarding place to work where we all are focused on providing the highest standards of patient care and experience.

We are committed to providing excellent standards of care to our patients and we know that key to this is the continuous professional development of staff in a supportive environment.

In exchange for your enthusiasm and commitment, you will be provided with a comprehensive introduction into care with training and ongoing support to give you the skills you’ll need to be flexible in your approach and confident to work independently.

This new role forms part of a dedicated career pathway requiring the undertaking of The Care Certificate and additional appropriate clinical training.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The DBS levies a charge of £44 and the Trust will recover this cost in instalments from your first 3 salary payments. This will only apply to candidates who are new to the Trust and not internal staff. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and are able to present a valid DBS certificate will not incur a charge.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Jackie Lidgard, Rehab Team Leader or Alison Tallant, Locality Manager, 01929 557023.

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Closing Date
Mon 22 Oct 18

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