Care and Support Worker
Ref: CYG11991

  • Location
  • Cygnet Derby, 100 London Road, Derby, DE24 8WZ
  • Salary
  • £8.80 to £10.08 per hour + Enhancements for nights/weekends/bank holidays
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 12/12/2020
  • In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

    Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model.

    We are currently recruiting for Care and Support workers for Litchurch Ward, which is our male low secure service and can support up to 15 men who have mental health or dual/multiple diagnosis needs.

    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:

    • Work with a DBT Based Model on a Ward with Dedicated Psychology Input
    • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our patients
    • Work with Females with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorders to build better lives
    • Work in a Low Secure Environment
    • 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:

    • 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 1 or 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:

    • Fantastic Learning/Training Opportunities
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • DBS paid
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Health Cash Plan
    • Subsidised meals on duty
    • Good Transport Links & Close to centre of Derby
    • Free Parking

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


    If you are intrested please forward your cv on to 


  • Location Information

  • Litchurch Ward is our male low secure service and can support up to 15 men who have mental health or dual/multiple diagnosis needs.

    The ward is suitable for people who are moving on from medium security placements and who have engaged in dangerous and/or chronic challenging behaviour and who may pose a continuing and ongoing risk to others or themselves. We can also support people who represent a persistent risk of absconding to avoid treatment, those who find it difficult to engage and those who have a dual or multiple diagnosis, which could include substance misuse and/or personality disorder.

  • Job Description
  • Health_Care_Support_Worker_JD.doc

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