Mental Health Support Worker

Cygnet Health Care
Graveley Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4YS
Competitive salary
03 May 2021
12 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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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