Senior Support Worker (MIPD)
Ref: CYG11404


  • Location
  • Cygnet Bury, Buller Street, Bury, BL8 2BS
  • Salary
  • £9.75
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/10/2020
  • Give your career a positive change.


    At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on residents 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 residents’ care with us.

    Cygnet Hospital Bury offers a dedicated personality disorder service on two wards, Columbus and Madison, in a medium secure setting. Both wards deliver care for men with enduring mental health needs, co-morbidity and behaviours which challenge in a calm, therapeutic environment with a focus on service user experience, shared care and safety.

     

    Your Day-to-Day…

    • You will be working 37.5 hours per week.
    • To act as buddy to new Support Workers
    • Ensure that the role and responsibilities of the Support Worker is full understood and demonstrated by all support staff.
    • Ensure that Staff read and understand the ward Manual of Care
    • Act as a Role Model with professional behavior, respecting Patients and confidentiality, developing other Staff, sharing knowledge and skills, and being supportive when there are crises or incidents.
    • Act as a trainer/coach to the team, ensuring that training is consistently and accurately applied in the workplace, identifying skills gaps and arranging/delivering coaching to fill gaps.  
    • Act as Associate Carers and to assist Named Nurses.
    • To contribute and be part of a consistent highly professional Team supporting nurses and be recognised for skills in communicating with Patients.  
    • Work with the team and contribute to raising standards, increased focus on Patient needs, promoting the philosophy of the Hospital putting Patients at the heart of everything we do
    • Responsibility for ensuring that new initiatives, changes in policy and procedure are cascaded to support workers, implemented and consistently applied on the ward to agreed standards and timescales.

     

     
    We're looking for people who have: 

    • Excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • Sensitive and intuitive with the energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating & varied environment
    • Helping to empower & support service user independence.
    • Flexible to work 12 hour shift patterns on a rota basis including nights and weekends
    • NVQ level 2 or equivalent in a relevant care setting is preferable but not essential

     

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Full training and Induction
    • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Regular coaching & appraisal
    • Expert supervision & peer support
    • Employee discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme
    • Recruitment referrals
    • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice

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

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