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Mental Health Support Worker




Priory Hospital Blandford, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7HX

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,010.68 - £17437.51 per annum


Full Time 37.5 hrs p/wk - rota basis

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Are you looking to make a difference in a rewarding role? 

Then we'd love to hear from you! Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself, but our Mental Health Support Worker role offers much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

The Role

As a Mental Health Support Worker, you’ll have a challenging but fulfilling job. Working with young people in our Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) service, you’ll provide them with personalised care and create a calm, safe living environment.

For  young people with complex, challenging needs, the level of care must go above and beyond. To help you succeed in your role we’ll give you comprehensive training to help you do your best. In return you’ll need to be happy to work on a varied shift rota including days, nights and weekends.

You will be caring and attentive with the skills to build strong and trusting relationships with people. It is also important that you work well in a team as you will work alongside qualified nurses and staff from other professions.

What we’d like from you:

  • Previous experience within a healthcare setting required (experience working with young people & mental health would be a bonus)
  • An understanding of mental health
  • Great communication skills
  • Reliability & trustworthy
  • A willingness to learn
  • Flexibility and strong “can do” attitude
  • Comfortable working within a skilled team environment

What we’d like to give you:

A competitive salary

Disclosure check cost coverage

Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training

Access to our excellent learning and development resources

Enhanced Maternity pay inline with NHS

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Birthday Holiday  - Your Birthday as an extra days annual leave

Online benefits and cashback rewards

SMART Pension option

The Hospital

Located in Blandford Forum, Dorset, Priory Hospital Blandford is a specialist 12 bed Tier 4 CAMHS Learning Disabilities service.

The hospital is a mixed gender, 12-bedded service with an Ofsted-registered school, which supports the young people with their educational needs. The accommodation at Priory Hospital Blandford provides single en-suite rooms for young people between the ages of 12 -18 who have a Learning Disability and Mental Health diagnosis. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and lead and develop this specialist service.

We aim to provide young people with the best care and support possible, in the least restrictive way, adhering to the values and principles of positive behaviour support (PBS).

Our CAMHS learning disability offering aims to provide the young people in our care with:

  • Expert, individualised care in a safe and highly supportive setting
  • Clear, effective treatment pathways with planned discharge goals from the point of admission
  • A Care Programme Approach (CPA) that fully involves the patient and their families/carers
  • Strong links with educational and community agencies, enabling patients to maximise their life opportunities
  • Outcome-driven and evidence-based interventions and care plans, flexible to individuals’ needs
  • Access to a wide range of psychological therapies
  • A highly-skilled multidisciplinary team
  • High staffing ratios

Our teams work closely and collaboratively with referrers and commissioners and this multi-agency approach helps with the transition out of the service.

‘All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Priory Group will cover the cost of a DBS check for all successful applicants.’

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We want to invest in you and your future! Find out about our career pathways:

About The Priory Group

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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