Mental Health Support Worker
Ref: CYG11273

  • Location
  • Cygnet Stevenage, Graveley Road, Stevenage, SG1 4YS
  • Salary
  • £8.80 p/h (£9.87 - £10.32ph including enhancements)
  • Closing date
  • 30/10/2020
  • Looking for a new Career or a change of environment within the Mental Healthcare sector?

    Then look no further!

    Cygnet Hospital Stevenage is a secure mental health hospital comprising six wards ranging from Forensic low to medium secure and acute 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.

    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. If you are a kind, caring individual and meet the eligibility criteria we would love to hear from you!


    In this role you will:

    • 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.


    We at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage are always looking for innovative ways to help you build your career by keeping our interview process simple with our rapid on boarding process which includes Skype/Video call interviews.

    We are one of the largest Private Mental Healthcare companies within the UK and we are constantly expanding therefore we can offer full training and support to ensure you are able to exceed and progress within your career- whether it be from a support worker to a more senior position, to do your training to become a nursing associate or even a nurse in the future.

    We will help you grow.


    Give your career a positive change.

    At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. You’ll be exposed to all kinds of new challenges and responsibilities, to ensure you continue learning and developing as you go.

    As part of an organisation with an outstanding reputation for innovation in the sector, you’ll benefit from a vibrant culture tailored to help you thrive, whatever your level or career goals.
    Make a bigger difference to your career and to patient care with us.


    We're looking for people who have:

    • 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


    PLEASE NOTE: The higher pay rate of £9.87ph - £10.32ph is including enhancements and on the basis you work both days and nights. If you do not work both days and nights, the pay rate is: £8.79 - £9.19ph.

    In return we’ll offer you:

    • Opportunity for overtime
    • 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)
    • Paid DBS
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Free meals on duty
    • This is a Full Time vacancy and you will be working 38.5 hours a week

    You can also send your CV to the following Email address to arrange an interview:

    (If you would like more information or an informal chat please feel free to contact our onsite Peer Educators Mia or Rebecca on 01438 342942)

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

    Ready to make a positive change? Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below

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