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Mental Health
Band 3
37½ hours per week
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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust
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Rowan Building, Darlington Memorial Hospital
£18,813 - £20,795 per annum
22/07/2019 23:59
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Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust logo

Liaison Support Worker

Band 3

We are one of the largest specialist mental health and learning disabilities trusts in the country, with an annual income of £320m and a workforce of some 6,700 staff operating from around 100 sites in Durham, Teesside, North Yorkshire and York and Selby. We provide a range inpatient and community services to 2m people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. We also provide additional specialist services to other parts of Northern England.

We deliver our services by working in partnership with eight local authorities and clinical commissioning groups, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.

We are a multi-award winning trust and are included within the Health Service Journal’s Best 100 Places to Work. The trust take a positive and proactive approach to support staff in their personal development and has embedded the Talent Management approach within the Trust, with the vision of helping people to be as good as they can be, helping TEWV to do things better.

The successful candidate must have completed the Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 or equivalent.  Candidates must also have Literacy and Numeracy level 2 or equivalent and must complete the Trust Healthcare Assistant competencies within their probationary period (first 6 months in role).

The successful candidates who do not have the required qualifications will be expected to enrol on the Healthcare Assistant Framework which will include the acquisition of the level 3 Diploma Health and Social Care, level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy or equivalent and achievement of competencies. You will have a minimum period of 1 year and upto a maximum of 2 years to complete this.

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to join Durham & Darlington Liaison Psychiatry based within the acute hospital setting.

Do you have a passion for delivering person centred care with a recovery focus?  Are you able to evidence experience of working with individuals with complex mental health needs and or behaviours that challenge?

You will be a highly motivated individual with a broad range of experience and contemporary understanding of Mental Health problems. You will be able to demonstrate an awareness regarding Older Persons Mental Health and be willing to learn about Adult Mental Health care. You will work collaboratively with the whole of the liaison team.

Your key responsibilities will include monitoring and reviewing intervention plans identified by the assessor, and to review specific patient’s mood, behaviours, wellbeing, medication etc. You will be expected to support individual patients on the acute medical wards alongside the acute trust staff by modelling your skilled practices and educating the acute trust staff to enable a person centred, individual approach to care delivery, this may also include supporting complex discharge of people into the community by working in a collaborative approach with community services. You will also be working in community hospitals and supporting Post Discharge in the community.


This post involves weekend working.


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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

It is strongly recommended that you contact the team to discuss this exciting opportunity. We strongly advise applicants to arrange a visit in order to experience first hand the role.

Paul Hilton or Helen Howe on 01325-736400