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Mental Health
Band 2
37.5 hours per week
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Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
copeland ward
£17,652 - £19,020 per annum
26/07/2019 23:59
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Support Worker

Band 2

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, the Trust employs around 4750 people who make a difference across 130 locations. Situated in one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 x nursing assistants to work within our adult rehabilitation division, as part of Greater Manchester Mental Health, here at Copeland Ward.  Copeland Ward is 15 bedded mixed inpatient rehabilitation unit based at Meadowbrook Unit in Salford. 

A position is also available at Anson Road available – this is a 17 bedded male community in-patient rehabilitation  unit.  Clients have needs surrounding their recovery and rehabilitation and the post holder would be expected to support clients alongside members of the NDT in all aspects of this including activities of daily living and escorting clients into the community.

We are looking for creative, dynamic and forward thinking individuals, who can work with service users with complex mental health problems, utilising a recovery focused approach to enable our service users to work towards their recovery goals. You will be supported in your role and we will help you to develop skills and knowledge within a rehabilitation setting. The role offers training and development that will enable you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will be expected to work alongside service users ensuring they are supported in their activities of daily living promoting independence. You will also be expected to assist service users to integrate into ward and community activities.

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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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Alison Hodgkiss



Claire Demaine


Tel: 0161 358 2404