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Band 2
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
15 hours per week
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Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£22,383 pro rata
Salary period
11/06/2023 23:59

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Engagement Support Worker

Band 2

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (CHFT) are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. 

We are committed to recruiting to our values.  Leading One Culture of Care underpins our values by creating an environment, tone and behaviours across all parts of the Trust that are fundamentally rooted in compassionate care.  

We are open to considering a wide range of flexible working arrangements. There are opportunities to flex the days of the week, hours and times of work and place of work including: part-time, job-share, flexible working hours and the possibility to work from home when appropriate. Please talk to us during the interview process to discuss any flexibility that you may require.

We received our Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that we provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome application to work for us.  Find out more - Why Choose CHFT?

Our Future Plans

The Department of Health and Social Care has awarded capital funding to invest in local health services at both Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. This is a significant investment and an opportunity to enhance services for our populations in Calderdale and Huddersfield and West Yorkshire for generations to come. To find out more, please visit


Job overview

To assist staff with direct and indirect patient care through engagement activities within clearly defined limits and attainment of define competence. To work without direct supervision using initiative within the level of competence. 

Main duties of the job

To support multidisciplinary ward staff to deliver a multi-component prevention of delirium and support vulnerable patients who have a suspected diagnosis or confirmed diagnosis of dementia using activity as a therapeutic medium to support recovery.


Working for our organisation

Ward 6 is a 22 bedded unit which specialises in elderly medicine.  This often means our patients have an element of delirium or established dementia which is why the Engagement Support Workers are a crucial part of the team. Our Team strives to provide the best care possible through our quality improvement work which successful candidates will have the opportunity to be a part of.  

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work with the nursing team to support patient's in engagement activities which will prevent delirium and support patients in orientation.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Health Specific NVQ Level 2 or 3 (or equivalent) or equivalent acute health care experience.
  • GCSE English grade 9-2 (A* - E) or equivalent


Essential criteria
  • Previous employment within a healthcare environment, working with older people.
  • Experience of developing activities for working with groups.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working with patients with Dementia
  • Knowledge of the conditions of delirium and dementia
  • Awareness of Delirium prevention and management strategies

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodTrust IDStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Sarah Bray
Job title
Ward Manager
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If you have problems applying, contact

Workforce and Organisational Development
Acre Mill
Acre Street
01484 343369