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Support your local NHS in Morecambe Bay and work for the Hospital Home Care Team

Written by on 10/02/2022

A great opportunity to receive training and start a career in the NHS in South Cumbria – South Lakes and the Furness peninsula – is being offered by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT).

The Hospital Home Care Team at UHMBT is looking for compassionate, caring adults to work as Community Support Workers and/or in Community Support Worker Supervisor/Coordinator roles.

The role of Community Support Worker involves helping to care for adult patients when they have been discharged from the hospital, this can involve supporting them with a plan of rehabilitation or providing personal/social care at home until their longer-term care arrangements are being established.

Members of staff currently working as Community Support Workers describe the job as “really rewarding” and “a lovely job”. One colleague said: “I find it very rewarding that at the end of the day I’ve helped and made a difference to somebody’s life.”

So please come and join our team!

The salary for the Community Support Worker Supervisor/Coordinator role is £20,330 to £21,777 (NHS Band 4), or for Community Support Workers £18,813 to £20,795 (NHS Band 3) per annum/pro rata, depending on experience. Experience of working in a care setting is desirable and additional training will be provided. As the role requires a full driving licence, candidates need to be 17 years old or above, and either have access to a car or use a pool car supplied by the Trust.

The role offers an extra 35% enhanced wage for working on a Saturday and any weekday evenings, and an extra 69% for working Sundays and bank holidays. There is a relocation package of 20% of your salary up to £8,000 if you live more than 60 miles away from the Trust and need to relocate for the job.

Six weeks’ notice of rotas is given and there is access to a Learning and Development hub. There is a supportive team environment which values the input of the team and encouragement for professional development.

Bridget Lees, Executive Chief Nurse, UHMBT, said: “This job offers a fantastic opportunity to join the NHS and make a real difference to lives of local people and their families”.

“If you choose to join our team, you will be warmly welcomed and you will receive support and training to enable you to reach your full potential and gain new skills. There are also excellent opportunities for career progression in a supportive and inclusive environment.”

Drop-in events to find out more about the roles are being held at Kendal Rugby Club at Mint Bridge, Shap Road, Kendal, LA9 6NY, on Tuesday 15 February from 10am to 6pm, and at Barrow Football Club, Holker Street, Wilkie Road, Barrow, LA14 5UW, on Tuesday 15 February from 10am to 6pm.

Virtual sessions are also being held on the same day at 10am, 2pm and 7pm. For further details on how to join the virtual sessions, please email: Hannah.monaghan@mbht.nhs.uk

To apply for the job of Community Support Worker, please use this link: http://jobs.uhmb.nhs.uk/job/UK/Cumbria/Cross_bay_including_FGH_RLI_South_Lakes_area/University_Hospitals_Morecambe_Bay_NHS_Foundation_Trust/Corporate/Corporate-v3868339?_ts=347

A video about the role of Community Clinical Support Worker can be viewed on Twitter here: (4) BCTCareers on Twitter: “This is Steph, another member of the @UHMBT Hospital Home Care Team. Steph talks about what makes her role so rewarding, seeing patients gain confidence at home with her support. We’re recruiting to this team, so apply here https://t.co/3hQf7Z6k9V #BlossomInHealthcare https://t.co/FDxltkVu0K” / Twitter