Overview

The Assertive Outreach Team (AOT) in Bridgwater are inviting applications for a Community Support Worker to join our close knit multidisciplinary service.

This is a great opportunity for you to work in a growing Assertive Outreach Service in Somerset.

The team provides mental health support to individuals with complex, severe and enduring mental health difficulties in the Bridgwater area.

The Assertive Outreach Service focuses on supporting individuals who historically have struggled to engage with standard community mental health care and are at high risk of relapsing or admission into inpatient services.

You’ll be working with individuals in the community within a shared caseload with the support of the rest of the team. You will also have a key role in supporting other members of the team in the development and delivery of mental health care in the community.

Provide support with daily living; “living ordinary lives” by agreeing a support action plan with service users. This plan is based on support identified by the care co-ordinator in the care plan.

The team are committed to a recovery approach and have the ability to be flexible to support each other.

Access to own private transport and willing to transport patients as required.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust endeavours to provide development opportunities for those looking to develop a career in the NHS, in both clinical and non-clinical roles.

Through our apprenticeship/training programmes, individuals can earn a salary, develop their skills, and achieve a nationally recognised qualification, all whilst contributing towards delivering excellent patient care.

We have six active and impactful colleague networks. These networks provide a safe space for colleagues to share their experiences and learn from one another, but also influence change across our trust:

  • Multicultural Network
  • Women’s Network
  • Armed Forces’ Network
  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Lived Experience Network, for colleagues living with disabilities
  • Autistic Colleague Network

As an organisation the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS Discounts.

Somerset is a rural community served by several Community Hospital sites in addition to Musgrove Park Hospital which is only a short walk from the centre of Taunton. Local to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, less than 1hr from celebrated secluded beaches of Devon and Dorset. With award-winning schools & rolling countryside it’s no surprise that Somerset is the choice for those in search of the perfect work-life balance.

Work within the AOT ensuring that care co-ordinators are provided with updates for an allocated number of individual service users who include both in-patients and those taken on by the team. This will include attending and actively participating in training sessions, team/care plan review meetings and supervision as appropriate.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS

  • Supervisor/Line Manager
  • Service Users/Patients
  • Carers
  • Medical staff
  • AHP Colleagues
  • Inpatient Staff
  • CMHT Staff
  • Crisis Staff
  • Administrative Staff
  • Neighbourhood Teams
  • Voluntary and Community Service
  • Adult Social Care

Please view Job Description for full responsibilities.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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