Senior Support Worker

Recruiter
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Gloucester
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
17 Nov 2020
Closes
27 Nov 2020
Ref
J103-A-20-23471
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Choose a career that inspires people.

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

We are looking for a professional, ambitious and confident Senior Support Worker who is able to lead on shifts and assist the Unit Manager in the day to day management of the hospital, including management of staff, administration tasks and providing support to people who live at the service.

If you're passionate about what you do, we would love to hear from you.

Your Day-to-Day...

  • To act as buddy to new Support Workers
  • Ensure that the role and responsibilities of the Support Worker is full understood and demonstrated by all support staff.
  • Ensure that Staff read and understand the ward Manual of Care
  • Act as a Role Model with professional behavior, respecting Patients and confidentiality, developing other Staff, sharing knowledge and skills, and being supportive when there are crises or incidents.
  • Act as a trainer/coach to the team, ensuring that training is consistently and accurately applied in the workplace, identifying skills gaps and arranging/delivering coaching to fill gaps.
  • Act as Associate Carers and to assist Named Nurses.
  • To contribute and be part of a consistent highly professional Team supporting nurses and be recognised for skills in communicating with Patients.
  • Work with the team and contribute to raising standards, increased focus on Patient needs, promoting the philosophy of the Hospital putting Patients at the heart of everything we do
  • Responsibility for ensuring that new initiatives, changes in policy and procedure are cascaded to support workers, implemented and consistently applied on the ward to agreed standards and timescales.


We're looking for people who have:
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to be a good team player
  • At least 1 year experience in mental health setting required
  • Sensitive and intuitive with the energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating & varied environment
  • Helping to empower & support service user independence.
  • Flexible to work 12 hour shift patterns on a rota basis including nights and weekends
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent in a relevant care setting is preferable but not essential


Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...
  • Full training and Induction
  • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Regular coaching & appraisal
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • Employee discount savings & "Cycle to Work" scheme
  • Recruitment referrals
  • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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