Come and work with us in the Garden of England where we combine exceptional professional development opportunities with a tremendous quality of life.
We are Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT), providing mental health, learning disability and specialist services, serving 1.8 million people across the county.
The Trust (rated Good overall by the CQC and Outstanding for care) has 3,283 staff working in 66 buildings across 33 locations, covering an area of 1,450 square miles.
You will be joining friendly, passionate colleagues, rich in their diversity, who are committed to providing excellent care to our service users and their loved ones.
The nature of our work attracts kindness and compassion as standard and everyone from our cleaners and porters to the chief executive and chairman are recognised as playing a vital role in providing an exemplary service.
Innovation is one of our core values and that is demonstrated in some of our award-winning teams:
- Trailblazing work in the criminal justice system, a liaison and diversion service designed to support people out of custody for good, underpinned by bespoke technology
- Our mother and baby unit, designed by mums with lived experience, helping to support fellow mums living with mental ill health, their baby and family
- The vocational rehabilitation team, recognising routine and belonging as a way back to wellness, working with employers to offer hope after illness
- Our Open Dialogue service puts the patient at the centre after their first instance of psychosis with meetings involving both family and professionals.
Indulge your research interests with our enthusiastic team, who are involved in a whole host of national and home-grown studies with the potential to shape future healthcare.
There are exciting times ahead in 2020 when the Kent and Medway Medical School is set to open, collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent with KMPT one of the NHS partners, inspiring the next generation of medical professionals.
We are also at the forefront of partnership working, an integral part of the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, looking at the way forward for sustainable health and social care.
Across our communities and within inpatient settings, our workforce is enhanced and strengthened by peer support workers, a brigade of PAT dogs and our wonderful team of volunteers.
KMPT is creating an environment for equal opportunities for all, where we can ALL be ourselves.
We take pride in our services – which are underpinned by our values:
- Working together
We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated and flexible Healthcare Assistant to join our established teams of nursing staff . The role involves providing care and support to in-patients currently experiencing acute mental health difficulties requiring an inpatient admission.
Commitment to meeting the needs of people with mental health problems and valuing their rights is a pre-requisite.
You will be required to adopt a flexible working pattern and be committed to self development and training.
We welcome applications from individuals external to the Trusts, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current KMPT employees who are at risk on our redeployment register or affected by organisational change within the Trust.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
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
Carrie King, Ward Manager on Upnor Ward