We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are looking to recruit 3 Clinical Support Workers to support the Kent and Medway All Age Eating Disorder Service.

The post holder will ideally have previous experience of working with children and young people and adults. The role will involve joining our established Outreach Team to support service users in the community who have a diagnosis of an eating disorder within our new enhanced care pathway. 

The role will also include:

  • Working as part of the team to provide care to patients in their own homes and in the Eating Disorder Clinics
  • Responsible for own work
  • Carrying out and monitoring treatment as per care plan.
  • Forming part of an interdependent multi-disciplinary team helping to ensure that their input is integrated in to the patients overall care and treatment plans.
  • Promoting the recovery of patients and maintain their independence in the community.
  • Physical Health monitoring clinics
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    As a Healthcare Support Worker the post holder will follow the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers in England:

  • Be accountable by making sure you can answer for your actions or omissions.
  • Promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers at all times.
  • Work in collaboration with your colleagues to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare, care and support.
  • Communicate in an open, and effective way to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of people who use health and care services and their carers.
  • Respect a person’s right to confidentiality.
  • Strive to improve the quality of healthcare, care and support through continuing professional development.
  • Uphold and promote equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Probationary Period
    This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

    At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2.

    NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex

    As an employee of NELFT, you will receive the following benefits:

  • Excellent working environments in a mix of state of the art and historic buildings
  • Agile working with outstanding ICT support
  • A long-standing and award-winning approach to Equality and Diversity with supportive networks for ethnic minority staff, staff with disabilities and LGBT staff
  • Staff Benefits including NHS Pension, childcare vouchers, a salary sacrifice car scheme, the MyTrustBenefits discount scheme, cycle scheme and Annual Leave Sale / Purchase scheme, trade union membership and a range of ambassadorial roles
  • A focus on staff health and wellbeing featuring subsidised gym membership, access to Mindfulness, walking groups and other wellbeing support.
  • We have signed the skills pledge and are an accredited Improving Working Lives organisation. We are committed to staff development and offer opportunities which include a wide range of training options and an active Quality Improvement Programme

    Equal opportunities employer

    We are committed to equal opportunities and diversity, are Disability Confident and therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community, people of all protected characteristics.

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