Join us in a new, exciting and rewarding role as a Community Support Worker. You will provide personal and reablement care to patients in their own homes which will help improve the lives and independence of those living within our community.

Interested? Apply below:

Who are we looking for?

  • Opportunities for both experienced and new to care.
  • People who are Caring. Empathetic. Reliable. Patient. Flexible. Practical and Observant.
  • Hold a valid UK driving licence.
  • Have access to a car (lease options are available)
  • Age 18 and over.
  • Available to work split shifts (Between 7am-10pm)

What we offer you?

  • You will receive up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days)* Plus 8 bank holidays annually (10 days for 2023-24)**
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Excellent rates of pay.
    • Band 3 from £11.67 per hour rising to £12.45 after 2 years
    • Band 2 from £11.45 per hour
    • Plus, enhancements for unsociable hours/weekends and bank holidays ranging from £3.89 - £9.06 per hour
    • Options to receive pay weekly with the WageStream app
  • Flexible hours. 15-30 hours guaranteed permanent contracted hours plus additional hours available.
  • Mileage paid for travel between client calls (£0.60p per mile) with travel time included in your working day
  • Full induction and comprehensive training provided
  • Career development opportunities
  • NHS Pension (generous employer contribution)
  • Free Uniform
  • Access to NHS discounts including the BlueLight card on shopping, restaurants and more.

*Based on full time hours – 37.5

** Bank holidays to be taken in lieu where applicable.

Key highlights of the role:

  • Providing personal and reablement care to patients in their own homes
  • Assisting patients with personal care, meal preparation, medication, and therapy goals
  • Accurate documentation of patient records and communication with health professional

Find out about Homefirst:

The Home First service supports patients from hospital to home and aims to support individuals to remain in their own home environment for as long as possible. A patient discharged from hospital will have a transfer of care document identifying their health and care needs.

The service motivates and supports patients to build confidence and independence through identifying their individual goals, which may include working with Social Workers and Therapists. It also encourages individuals with the safe use and ordering of basic equipment and assistive technology to support them to achieve their goals.

Home First monitors and records the patient’s health and wellbeing including observations, which may include working with the nursing team and contributes to outcome focused patient reviews with the aim to reduce the patients care package or stop care it as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Home First Service provides a short term service in Recovery, Rehabilitation & Reablement (RRR) 365 days per year. Home first is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

If you are looking for a fulfilling career in the NHS, look no further than Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. We are dedicated to promoting staff wellbeing and development, offering an extensive range of resources to support your physical, mental, and financial health, including counselling and lifestyle advice.

Our flexible workplace culture means that you can achieve an optimal work/life balance, while still being able to progress your career and take advantage of remote working opportunities. You will have access to the excellent NHS pension scheme, receive up to 27 days annual leave (which increases with service up to 33 days), and have the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.

We also offer maternity, paternity, and adoption leave and pay, sickness pay, and the innovative financial wellbeing app, Wagestream, to help with budgeting and saving. You can also join staff networks and participate in our research training program.

We also show our appreciation of the work that you do through staff awards, long service awards, and staff surveys. Lastly, you can take advantage of NHS discounts and lease car schemes.

Apply now to join our team and experience a rewarding and fulfilling career at MPFT.

Vacancies are available in:

  • Stafford & Stone
  • Cannock Chase / Rugeley and Hednesford
  • Codsall, Wombourne and Kinver (South Staffs)
  • Burton
  • Uttoxeter
  • Lichfield
  • Tamworth
  • Burntwood

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What do you and your team do day-to-day?
As part of my role I am there to support and re-able people to live independently 

Can you tell us about your career journey and how you got into your role? 
I have been in the role for around five years now, over the years the Trust has really supported me with my training which has really supported me in my role and helped me to ensure that I can deliver the best care to my patients. 

What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really enjoy seeing people progress under my care and become independent. It gives you a real sense of job satisfaction that is hard to get elsewhere.

What advice would you give to anyone looking to join MPFT in a similar role?
If you enjoy getting satisfaction from seeing people improve on their journey then HomeFirst is the right job for you. You get plenty of training opportunities and will be part of a great team.