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Positive Practice Worker – Cherry Tree House

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £12.30
  • Hours: 38.5
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We have an exciting opportunity for Positive Practice Workers to join a well-established team at Cherry Tree House, Bristol.

Are you looking for a rewarding career? At Iris Care Group, you’ll go home knowing that you’ve made a difference. Employing over 1,600 people, Iris Care Group is the largest independent health and social care provider across the Southwest of England and South Wales. We provide innovative, effective, and forward-thinking care for adults with specialist mental healthcare needs.

With over 90% of staff saying they enjoy their job; we are proud to have created environments where our staff feel rewarded and fulfilled.


What will you receive?

  • £12.30 p/h
  • Holiday allowance of 216 hours (28.8 days) per annum paid inclusive of bank holidays, with additional holidays for long service
  • Industry-leading training
  • Employee Assistance Program – free 24/7 confidential helpline (domestic, financial, legal, health support, etc.)
  • High street retail discount scheme
  • Free on-site parking and uniform
  • Friendly and supportive work environment
  • No zero-hour contract
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Part-time opportunities


Iris Care Group also offers a ‘refer a friend’ scheme: where you could earn as much as £1000* for everyone you successfully introduce.


Are you at the beginning of your journey to train as a registered clinician such as a clinical psychologist, nurse or occupational therapist? Are you passionate about upholding the human rights of people with complex mental health and behavioural needs Do you already have some experience in a support or care role and want more opportunity for supervision and to deliver evidence-based interventions? If so, we are inviting suitable candidates to apply for several exciting new roles in our services. This role will be an integral part of our organisation and will help us deliver and support person centred care and outcomes for all our patients in our hospital settings.

The role of Positive Practice Worker is integral to our organisational strategy to deliver truly person centred, evidence based, and human rights driven approaches for all users of our services. This is a direct care role working in a clinical environment within our shift rotas. You will have an allocated amount of supernumerary time built into your work plan to fulfil the administrative and supervision requirements of the role.


Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all areas of the service have continual access to a member of staff whose role it is to ensure adherence to person centred plans (including positive behaviour support plans)
  • Ensure and promote a continual focus on person centred outcomes across the service.
  • Act as a guide and advisor for all staff, working to structured support plans and link to the established clinical teams in our services.
  • Ensure that prescribed interventions are delivered, that care plans are co-produced alongside the people we support and their families.
  • Collect and monitor outcome data daily.


To succeed in this role, you must have an interest in and commitment to the practice of clinical psychology as an applied science or will have a career aspiration in a related discipline. You will also be aware of current policy agendas relating to person centred practice, values-based practice, and the need for services to continually focus on reducing restrictive interventions. Previous experience in working in services for people with Mental Health and Learning Disability is desirable.


This role is a development role that we aim to serve the purpose of supporting people at the early stage of their careers to progress either onto postgraduate clinical training or to training in other related professional careers. As an organisation we promote a culture of continuous learning and supervision, and you will have access to regular team supervision from qualified clinical staff and to individual supervision from our operations team. We anticipate that people successful in this role will rotate around our service to secure experience with different client groups, before embarking on further clinical professional training.

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