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Recruitment drive for new social care and health centre in Rowley Regis

Published 18th July 2022

Sandwell Council and Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust are working together to recruit to over 90 positions for the new Harvest View social care and health centre in Rowley Regis.

The £14 million centre, which is set to open in September 2022, will provide on-site specialist support from social care and health staff, to help get people back home from hospital or provide structured support to avoid a hospital stay altogether.

It will include 80 individual bedrooms, communal areas, and state-of-the-art facilities. The centre will also include features that will ensure accessibility throughout the building for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility.

Recruitment for a number of new care and support roles at the centre is well under way, with 90 positions still available.

Michaela Wilson, registered manager for Harvest View, said: “We are seeking highly-motivated and compassionate individuals to help shape the centre. Residents can stay with us for up to six weeks, and we want to ensure our residents are given the best support in that time.

“You will be working within a multi-disciplinary team, with professionals from various sectors coming together with the joint aim of getting our residents home.”

Roles include; care assistants, nursing staff, cooks and domestic assistants.

Find out more information about the roles at Harvest View (the text takes you to a web link). At the WMJobs website, search for ‘Harvest View’.

Sarah Oley, a directorate lead for primary care at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, said: “Harvest View represents an exciting opportunity to be part of an integrated health and social care service, working in a brand-new site with state-of-the-art facilities.

“The unit will have a strong focus on ‘home-first’ reablement and supporting individuals to live as independently as possible following a social care or health crisis, and avoiding unnecessary placements for people in long-term care facilities.”

Rashpal Bishop, director of adult social care for Sandwell Council, added: “Harvest View will be such an innovative facility, giving Sandwell residents a chance to get back on their feet and get back home after a hospital stay.

“We want to find the best people to work at the centre, and encourage anyone who wants to make a real difference to Sandwell residents to look at the various roles available.”

For further information visit WMJobs, or contact Julie Hunter on 0781783124 or email julie_hunter@sandwell.gov.uk