Support Worker Band 3

Band 3

Main area
Mental Health
Band 3
37.5hrs per week
Job ref
C&H Mother & Baby Unit
£21,168 - £24,052 pa inclusive HCA
20/02/2018 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.


The East London Mother and Baby Unit is a specialist service that aims to provide mental health care for mothers and their infants. The mothers are either experiencing mental health problems antenatally or up to one year postnatally and require direct support in ensuring care of the infant is upheld and in supporting them to attain recovery. Applicants for this position will need to be willing to work alongside colleagues in providing a safe and therapeutic environment for the mothers and their babies. Staff will be expected to work shifts and may also be expected to undertake duties that support the running and safety of the City and Hackney Centre for Mental Health. There will be scope for developing the role within the unit, and staff who are committed to ongoing development and maintaining high standards of care are welcome to apply.
The post holder will be expected to work on a roster system which covers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The successful applicant will be supported in post by a team of senior nurses and nursery nurse through supervision and engagement in team based reflection. If you feel you are able to contribute to the work we do and the difference we make, we welcome you to apply.

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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

Daryl MAHABIR, telephone 02085108420, email

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