Healthcare Support Worker Band 3

Band 3

Main area
Community Services
Band 3
30 hours per week
Job ref
£20,521 to 23,405 per annum, pro-rata part time
29/05/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


Are you caring, compassionate and committed to providing the best service possible to patients?

Do you want to help deliver care to people in their own homes in Newham area and work with supportive, skilled teams while you do it?

We are looking for Band 3 health care assistants with enthusiasm, energy and a passion for delivering the best nursing care possible. Community nursing care in Newham is provided in multidisciplinary Integrated Primary Care teams, giving an opportunity to work with community nursing team in providing the best care to housebound patients.

It is our aim to recruit the best HCAs so that we can continue to develop and provide the best patient care. Candidates should demonstrate some experience providing care either on a professional or informal basis. Community experience is not essential but applicants will need to demonstrate that they understand the issues involved in working in peoples own homes.

This position will require you to visit various locations throughout Newham . We run a seven day shift service and staff are expected to work 5 out of 7 days a week.

In return for your commitment we will make sure you receive the support and development you need to consolidate your learning and prepare yourself for future challenges. We provide good development and supervision and a first class learning experience in all aspects of community nursing. We also make it easy for you to access continuing professional development resources which will support you to complete qualifications or modules to help you develop a clinical speciality according to the needs of the Service.

It is our aim to recruit the best HCA's so that we can continue to develop and provide the best patient care. Candidates who are shortlisted will be expected to complete a numeracy and literacy assessment before they are interviewed.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Reena Tripathi. Telephone 02087095555


If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127