Mental Health Support Worker

Recruiter
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Graveley Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4YS
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
16 Feb 2021
Closes
25 Feb 2021
Ref
J103-A-21-25262
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

In this role you'll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage are looking for professional, ambitious and confident care & support workers.

As an active member of our dynamic team, you'll provide support for our nursing staff including the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of inpatients, with a focus on dignity and safety at all times.

Support workers with interests in care, responsibility & new challenges are encouraged to apply.

If you're passionate about what you do, we want to hear from you!

Your Day-to-Day...

You'll be working 38.5 hours a week in a secure setting with Acute/PICU male service users
  • Support service users to fulfil their daily living needs with a flexible and diverse approach dependant on individual diagnoses.
  • Undertake safe observations of patients sometimes on a 1:1 basis or with other staff.
  • Work within a ward environment, promoting positive guidance and encouragement through a range of support methods.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in.
  • Assist service users with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
  • Work within Safeguarding guidelines
  • Undertake training in de-escalation and PMVA techniques to support patients with potentially violent or aggressive behaviours towards themselves or others.


You are...

  • An excellent communicator and a good team player
  • Sensitive with the energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the patients
  • Resilient, kind and caring
  • Driven with a genuine desire to make a real difference in people's lives


Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

  • Full training and Induction
  • 2 Days extra annual leave for your birthday and anniversary date
  • Employee discount scheme (including NHS discounts)
  • Employee assistance programme (free advice, counselling and support)
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • Free parking

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

Cygnet Hospital Stevenage is a secure mental health hospital comprising of six wards ranging from Forensic low to medium secure and Acute/PICU environments. We work within a purpose built therapeutic environment offering mental health services for men and women where our aim is to promote recovery and work towards independent living. This can be a very challenging environment, however we ensure all our support workers are PMVA trained and surrounded by a great team providing resilience and consistent support.

Cygnet is an equal opportunities employer and as such, we are actively recruiting male staff due to a number of new male wards opening, and to ensure we maintain a well-represented and diverse workforce.

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