Access and Engagement Worker

Basalt Jobs - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Access and Engagement Worker


Basalt Jobs - Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Borestone, Stirling

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 6 days ago, 8 Jun | Get your application in now to be included in the first week's applications.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 2dfa34c149e1439f84d22a44e0f3c016

Full Job Description

Hollybank is a 15 bedded AMH recovery unit, delivering compassionate holistic care for patients with enduring mental health issues and complex needs, We now have an exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced Access and Engagement Worker to join our small friendly team based in Hollybank.

As one of the team, you will ensure that you offer responsive, evidence based and recovery focused care to the patients.

Main duties of the job

This is a role where you can really make a difference working to reduce the amount of time our patients need to spend in hospital and helping them to work towards recovery and back into their own homes.

As part of the role, the candidate will deliver a range of recovery focused social and recreational activities during weekday and the occasional Saturday.

Provided activities should be accessible and meaningful to service users in order to help individuals exercise choice in how to structure their time, provide sense of enjoyment and satisfaction and offer the opportunity to take part in current interests or develop new ones and therefore contribute to their own recovery, Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

The successful post holder will need excellent communication skills and be able to communicate effectively with staff, service users and all stake holders.

The ability to prioritise changing work demands is essential., Essential

  • Literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Ability to attend and participate in all statutory training events.

    Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

  • With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

    We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services.

    Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

    The transformation will happen in staggered stages; Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024.

    The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

    Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

    Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.