Mental Health Support Worker
Ref: CYG10930


  • Location
  • Cygnet Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath, London SE10 8AD
  • Salary
  • £8.80 to £9.86 per hour + Enhancements
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2020
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    Located in south-east London, Cygnet Hospital Blackheath provides inpatient low secure and PICU services for men with a mental health illness.

    Cygnet is an equal opportunities employer and as such we are currently actively recruiting male Support Workers for Tyler Ward, our Male PICU service to ensure we maintain a well-represented and diverse workforce. If you are a kind, caring individual and meet the eligibility criteria we would love to hear from you!

    As an active member of our dynamic team, you’ll provide support to the nursing staff on our PICU ward which provides assessment and treatment for men who are experiencing an acute period of mental illness.

    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, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

    • Full training and Induction
    • £3,000 London location allowance (London weighting)
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • Company pension scheme
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Health Cash Plan
    • Subsidised meals on duty
    • For further details on all our benefits, please visit https://cygnetjobs.co.uk/benefits/ 

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

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