Physical Health Support Worker – Peripatetic

Dorset HealthCare University

Closing date: 22 May 2024

Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit 2 enthusiastic, compassionate and highly motivated peripatetic physical health support workers to work across various Trust localities.

The main role of this job is to provide annual physical health checks for people diagnosed with a serious mental illness (SMI) by conducting a range of physical observations and health promotion interventions as well as signposting individuals to services to improve their physical health

The role will require to build relationships with people who may struggle to access support for their health needs and will require trying different and proactive ways of inviting people for an annual physical health check.

We are looking for an individual who feels a desire to make a positive contribution to improving the physical health for people living with SMI

You will be required to have strong organisational skills and be able to work independently within the boundaries of your role whilst being able to seek support and guidance from senior colleagues and other professionals. You will be working closely with various surgeries and be embedded within these and the role required the individual to be able to independently travel across the locality.

We offer a high-quality training covering core mental health awareness, physical health promotion and behaviour change for people living with SMI. You will have protected time for training and supervision/reflective practice

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Employer Details

Dorset HealthCare University

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