Full time employee (Current Employee) – Woodlands Centre for Urgent Care – 10 July 2018
Wards are a continually changing environment to meet the needs of those using who use them. Woodlands has recently split into male & female wards with the addition of an extra Ward manager. This has greatly improved the physical environment which has also increased the experience, support & interaction the patients receive.
Increased staff numbers & smaller wards lends itself to excellent patient care. Recently upgraded by the CQC to good overall with Outstanding in the caring domain.
Staff training & away days has also helped the team to bond & function better on all levels. Management are approachable & respond to staff's worries.
Nice team to work with & good working hours, 3 days a week. 11.5 hour shifts. Plenty of down time. Good amount of holiday.
Great team, supportive with good benfits & holiday
Unsupportive in way of management , good staff been and gone ; ward challaging , staff not listened to , some team members unprofessional and often not always right in decision making , management need overhaul due to the volume of staff that have left , often feeling unsupportive or quick to point the blame . Again a job where your just a number and not individual , agency staff and bank staff always used putting more pressure on staff . Ward can be risky . List is endless
Working with a good team who know the ward
Long hours, agency and bank don’t really care about the risk on the ward
Great employer with excellent oppotunities to gain knowledge and experience within the mental health field.
Trainer (Current Employee) – West Sussex – 10 April 2018
Flexible working hours have suited me well in my current role, allowing me to balance work and life effectively with support from the organisation. Longest employer i have ever stayed with says a lot about its benefits, despite sometimes long hours.
Rewarding feeling of achievement in the improvement of patient care
Very long working hours, especially behind the scenes
Enjoyable and Progressive, Great Pay and Education
Senior Support Worker Band 3 (Current Employee) – Chichester – 5 March 2017
very supportive in route and career progression, considerate of staff on all levels, regular training provided.Excellent staff support and guidance.
Great pay rates, ability to work extra hours if required, many various tasks and expireneces of which to learn from.
Good pension scheme, various localites, will assisit in job security or transferrable posostions if need be.
Good team work and trust given, to empower confidence, Ability to realy make a possitve diffarence to peoples live's through treatment and rehabilitative strategies via theraputic engagment and a strong sense of empathy and understanding. Ability to Aquire knowlege within medical, mental health and forensics as well as legal . Excellent psychological setting of which to learn from.
Senior Human Resources Advisor (Current Employee) – Hove – 10 November 2015
Offers plenty of challenges with supportive colleagues and management. The emphasis is on initiating change and developing managers. A decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company. The most enjoyable part of the job is working alongside my colleagues and learning from them. We work on a mobile basis which means lots of variety and opportunities to get to know lots of the business and meeting new people. There was a lot of variety in what I do each day, ranging from routine tasks to new projects that are challenging and exciting.
Diverse range of clients, doctors and case workers to work with.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Brighton, ENG – 21 January 2015
A typical day would be receiving clients to reception at the Substance Misuse Service and handing out bus passes, referring them to the relevant area of the clinic and sourcing information for them. I also answered a busy phone line, answered email queries and wrote letters.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with clients who were inebriated, aggressive or agitated.
The most enjoyable part of the job was when I went out of my way to deal with a particular request from the client and they were pleased with the result.
TAQA, skills adviser, Support Worker (Current Employee) – Eastbourne – 3 November 2013
My working day begins at 0800 when I arrive at a service users home with a colleague to support him whilst his parents are at work. We support this young man with his communications difficulties by using the PECS communication system to allow this young man to have a voice in how we carry on with his day. By using this communication system we can structure the day to a level acceptable to the service user. All risks and risk assessments are acted upon before an activity takes place. I work as part of a team headed by the manager, we hold monthly team meetings and attend regular supervisions. I attend regular training and updates in Positive Behavioural Support. When my shift is over and on my time off I am employed by my employers as a QCF assessor. I visit candidates in their places of employment, conduct observations and professional discussions and assess the work submitted. The most challenging part of the job is juggling both roles and allowing enough time for me. The most enjoyable part of the job is actually helping the people I support access successfully, community projects, activity projects and create community connections. It also gives me a sense of achievement when a QCF candidate I have been supporting completes their work and achieve their award.
Mental Health Nurse (Former Employee) – sussex – 18 July 2013
Good employer though struggles with communication to staff due to large number of employees and poor human resources service.
The trust allowed me to grow and develop as a professional within a challenging but highly rewarding career. Sussex partnership offered a variety of different practice opportunities and covers a large geographic and demographic area.