Bank Care and Support Worker
Ref: CYG10192


  • Location
  • Cygnet Harrow, London Road, Harrow on the Hill HA1 3JL
  • Salary
  • £9.86 per hour Monday - Friday (days and nights), £11.55 per hour on weekends (days/nights)
  • Hours
  • Bank
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Cygnet Hospital Harrow provides a recovery focused service treating a wide range of mental health problems. We also offer specialist diagnostic, assessment and inpatient services for individuals with mental health needs and who also have a dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

    We are currently recruiting for casual/bank support workers who are looking for flexibility and can offer 12hr day or nights shifts to cover for annual leave, sickness, training, etc.

    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.

    In this role you’ll:

    • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our patients
    • Work in the hospital area, providing guidance and encouragement to patients through physical and emotional support
    • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in
    • Assist patients with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
    • Safeguard patients
    • Learn about individuals’ specific needs and provide help in the most appropriate way

    We're looking for people who have:

    • Previous inpatient mental health experience in a challenging and/or an acute setting
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the patients
    • A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • A strong, flexible mental aptitude and an ability to cope with the physical demands of the role
    • NVQ level 2 in a relevant care setting is preferable but not essential

    In return we will offer you:

    • Flexible working
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • DBS paid
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Subsidised meals

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

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