Health Support Worker at Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (UK Visa Sponsorship Available)

Are you a registered healthcare practitioner looking for a mental health job in the UK? Do you have lived experience and want to make a difference to others? And do you want to work for a Trust that puts people in the heart of everything it does? If yes, the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust welcomes your application for the role of Health Support Worker.

At Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LYPFT), the organization is leading the way in mental health, learning disability, and neurodiversity care.

LYPFT is the main provider of specialist mental health and learning disability services in Leeds. Additionally, the Trust offers adult neurodiversity services in Leeds, some specialist services across West Yorkshire and Humber & North Yorkshire, and highly specialized services across the North of England.

The Trust’s caring and respectful staff use their expertise to deliver a wide range of specialist and innovative services to all the communities they serve. From community support to crisis treatment, the care provided is people-centred. This approach actively involves the person using the services, empowering them to achieve their personal goals and enjoy a fulfilling life.

The mission of LYPFT is to improve the health and lives of the communities they serve by providing outstanding mental health, learning disability, and neurodiversity services. The Trust aims to be a great place to work and a great partner to work with, actively involving people in their care to empower them to achieve their personal goals and enjoy fulfilling lives.

Position: Health Support Worker

Salary: £22,816 – £24,336 per year

 Job Type: Full Time

Location: Leeds, UK

About the Role

As part of your role as a health support worker within the Connect adult eating disorder team will be to support service users to improve their confidence and motivation to implement practical and social changes in their day to day lives linked to their goals for treatment.

You will be part of a multi-disciplinary approach to service users care, holding your own caseload with support and direction from the MDT. Your role will play a pivotal part in supporting service users on their treatment journey with Connect.

You will be tasked with supporting service users with food shopping, meal preparation, planning, portioning, social eating, meaningful activity and clothes shopping amongst other duties.

As part of your role, there will be many opportunities to support the team in things such as service development, project work and other areas of interest linked to your continuing development.

Main Duties

  • To provide a high standard of care as planned and directed by multi-disciplinary team (MDT), to an allocated group of service users with diagnosis of eating disorders in the community, as part of a home intervention programme.
  • Work as an effective member within a MDT whilst following relevant aspects of prescribed /individual care plans, with a focus on the practical aspects of treatment.
  • Able to use initiative, managing and prioritising workload/caseload whilst following the job role and its defined responsibilities.
  • To provide input/feedback regarding service user’s progress and adherence with treatment plans with wider MDT
  • Communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team, service users, carers and other external agencies.
  • Provide the care that has been agreed on by the MDT in service users’ homes and the wider community, whilst offering support and encouragement to service users, giving feedback as necessary.
  • With the support of your supervisor and Allied health professional (AHP) Clinical Lead to have a shared responsibility for a caseload.
  • Work autonomously, competently, and safely and utilise supervision as well as the guidance of colleagues as required.
  • For the post holder to be aware of safeguarding and risk issues, including physical health concerns and report them to a senior member of the team as a priority.
  • Work within an agreed treatment plan, dealing with routine and urgent clinical
  • Problems/interactions, face to face, via video calls or on the telephone, seeking direction from the MDT.
  • Engaging in therapeutic activities with service users, without supervision, including food shopping, meal preparation, eating out activities, engaging in meaningful activity and supporting where appropriate with clothes shopping. To also undertake such other duties as may be determined from time to time within the general scope of the post.
  • Develop rapport with service users based on appropriate and transparent boundaries.
  • To organise and manage your working diary, factoring in travel and logistical challenges associated with this.
  • Act as a member of the Connect team, contributing to meetings and discussions regarding service user’s care and engaging in individual work as agreed with the MDT.
  • With direction from qualified staff, be involved in and co-facilitate groups for service users, providing information and advice on various practical topics, encouraging service user participation.
  • Show proper regard for the resources and equipment of the service and for service users’ property, acting in a manner which promotes the reputation of the service.
  • As the role may entail exposure to service users and members of the public who may display challenging behaviour, verbal or physical aggression, be able to act in a manner that prevents harm to self and others, within trust policy and procedure and safe lone working practices.
  • Able to use word processing packages, databases and keep accurate and timely electronic record of each contact.
  • Able to communicate in an effective and timely way by accurate message taking from service users, carers and other agencies and disseminating information to relevant staff.
  • Collect data as directed to ensure service delivery is accurately reflected.
  • Able to show willingness to be creative and resourceful in a range of areas.


  • Prior experience and knowledge of eating disorders
  • Good communication—well developed communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Minimum L2/L3 qualification in health & Social Care or commitment to achieve within 6 months of commencement. Equivalent skills, knowledge and experience will also be considered.
  • Care driving as the role requires home visits.


  • Visa Sponsorship for registered healthcare practitioners only
  • 27 – 33 days annual leave
  • Flexible working and remote working arrangements,
  • The NHS Pension Scheme
  • Coaching, support and opportunities for career development and training and education support alongside a range of exclusive discounts and payment schemes including for cars, extra leave days and more NHS Discount Offers.

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

Interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE to learn more about the role and to apply

Application Deadline

July 1, 2024 (23:59 PM)

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