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Assistant Practitioner - Camden Memory Service

NHS AfC: Band 4

Main area
Dementia
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
455-MH1758-AZ
Site
Peckwater Centre
Town
London
Salary
£23,609 to £27,219.60 p.a inclusive of HCAS
Closing
25/02/2018 23:59

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Band 4 Assistant Practitioner

This is an exciting role within the highly successful Camden Memory Service Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to deliver post-diagnostic dementia support in the community.

The successful applicant will work as part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team to support the assessment and review of people with dementia and their family carers and help deliver post-diagnostic support, which will include Psychological and Occupational Therapy interventions. The main aspects of the role will be to manage a caseload of service users with dementia and their carers in the community.

We require an enthusiastic and motivated individual, ideally with experience of working with older people with dementia. The post holder will need to have good communication and interpersonal skills, be able to work as part of a dynamic team, use their own initiative and build therapeutic working relations with service users and their carers.

Camden is a culturally diverse borough and we therefore welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

PLEASE NOTE: In the additional information / personal statement section of your application form, please answer the following 2 questions, keeping each answer to a maximum of 150 words:

1. What interests you in working with people living with dementia and/or their carers?

2. A key aspect of the role is managing a busy caseload in a community setting. What are the challenges of managing such a caseload and how would you address these?

Having answered the 2 questions, you may write a maximum of a further 200 words in the personal statement of your application outlining your suitability for the role. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered for shortlisting.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Ian Sherriffs – Camden Team Manager
Tel No: 020 3317 6568
Email: ian.sherriffs@candi.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0203 317 7153

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