Healthcare Support Workers
Are you a positive, friendly and upbeat person who likes helping others?
If so, we have the perfect role for you. Join our brilliant team as a Healthcare Support Worker.
Alongside registered practitioners, you will be helping people struggling with their mental health.
The job is really varied, as are the locations and work environments. For example, you could choose to work on an inpatient ward for older people in North Hykeham, Lincoln or to work in the community along the East Coast. There are many options available.
What will I do?
Some of the things you could be doing are:
- Teaching and supporting life skills, such as using public transport, paying for bills, managing a home to live independently, helping with personal care, shopping and meal preparation, engaging in hobbies/Interests and communicating with others
- Providing emotional support for an individual and their families
- Connecting with community resources and relationship building with other services
- Assist in maintaining general and specific patient observations under the supervision of registered nursing staff
- Facilitate and participate in recreational and physical activities in the provision of health and social care to service users
- Participate in the escorting of patients as required
- Provide direct physical, social and psychological care to service users
- Supporting patients to regain independence and confidence by helping them to gain new skills
- Support recovery to live as independently as possible to reach their optimal mental health
- To build and maintain therapeutic relationships whilst maintaining boundaries
As well as a really rewarding job, you will also get:
- Flexible working
- Excellent working environment
- Early access to our staff wellbeing service and psychology therapies
- Regular clinical supervision and an annual appraisal
- Free car parking
- NHS Pension
- Starting salary from £21,730 p/a
- Access to brilliant NHS Discounts and free event tickets
Alongside making a huge difference to our patients, you’ll get to work with some amazing people.
The team is made up of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and healthcare workers amongst others. We all work really closely together, supporting each other and getting on really well– it’s a bit like a big family!
Our services run 24 hours a day and for some roles you may be needed to work shifts over 7 days. Of course, we can talk this through with you so we can fit around your commitments.
Here's Uduak, Julie, Steph and Becky sharing why they love to work at LPFT.
Becky, one of our wonderful Healthcare Support Workers who works on one of our inpatient wards, also shared this:
"I’ve been in my role for the last two years, working on one of our inpatient wards.
It’s such a rewarding opportunity to know that when I come to work I make a real difference to the lives of our patients, who are at the heart of everything we do.
The job is so varied and exciting. One day I’ll be supporting a patient getting out of bed, or helping them with their meals and personal care. Other days I will just talk and listen to them or we can play games, do some colouring, or help to write down their feelings and plans for the future.
I remember working with a lovely gentleman who was going through a rough patch – he thought there was no way out and would never see his children again, but by spending time working with him and his family to understand and approach things in different ways, he got better and was soon reconnecting with his family.
A lot of the time it is just being there with a smile, a listening ear and a positive focus. Everyone needs a bit of help now and again!
I’m so passionate about my job and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who likes to help people. Alongside making a real difference to our patients, you get to work with some amazing people.
The team is made up of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists and healthcare workers amongst others. We all work really closely together, supporting each other and getting on really well– it’s a bit like a big family!"
So many opportunities
It is flexible too and there’s plenty of training and job progression opportunities if you want them. And talking of progression - here's Kayley sharing her story. She joined us a a Healthcare Support Worker and now has her perfect job as an Activity Coordinator on one of her favourite inpatient wards!