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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

We are looking for a Health Support Worker to join The Community Mental Health Team for Older People. The service consists of two community mental health teams and has close links with the care home team, post diagnostic service and inpatient services.

This is an opportunity to become part of an integrated multidisciplinary team providing a high standard of therapeutic input for people with mental health needs living in the community. The team consists of nursing staff, social workers, occupational therapists, support staff, psychologists and medical staff. The post will involve liaising with other statutory and non-statutory organisations. Successful applicants will assist in the delivery of individualised care under the supervision of qualified staff. The post involves planning and delivering care for individuals in their own homes in conjunction with other members of the multidisciplinary team.


Previous experience of working with older people with mental health needs and good communication skills are essential.


You will be required to comply with the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers in Scotland throughout your employment.  Information on the Healthcare Support Worker Regulations can be found on NHS Tayside microsite on Staffnet>Our Websites>Healthcare Support Workers.


Informal enquiries to Lori Francis Community Team Lead 01382 647298 (Ext 57283)

  or Ann-Marie Swan, Community Team Lead 01382 647299 (Ext 57272).


Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

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