Senior Support Worker
Ref: CYG12023

  • Location
  • Cygnet Godden Green, Godden Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0JR
  • Salary
  • £10.50 to £11.50 per hour + Enhancements for nights and weekends
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/01/2021
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    Cygnet Hospital Godden Green is a private mental health hospital which provides specialist acute and PICU services for women.

    We are currently recruiting for experienced Senior Support Workers to lead members of the Support Worker team under the direction of the clinical team, providing provision of care, ensuring patients retain as much of their dignity and individuality as possible as well as being involved in the general activities of the Hospital.

    Please note you must have own transport due to lack of adequate public transport links to the Hospital.

    In this role you’ll:

    • Develop and maintain professional relationships with each individual and other staff
    • Ensure that clients are assessed and supported in a safe environment
    • Assist each individual with their medical and welfare needs and to report as required, which may include the administration of emergency ‘when required’ medication
    • Undertake key-working responsibilities for individuals accessing the service
    • Undertake formal supervision of Support Workers
    • Support induction for new Support Workers
    • Ensure service users notes are compliant
    • Participate in clinical audit
    • Have an active role in service development
    • Enhance the culture of openness and transparency
    • Impact positive morale and work ethic

    We're looking for people who have:

    • Basic understanding / knowledge of learning disabilities and mental health
    • Previous experience in a senior role
    • Excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting and stimulating lifestyle for 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.
    • Flexibility to work shift patterns including weekends
    • Energy, commitment and resilience
    • Care driver with own transport

    In return we’ll offer you:

    • Full training and Induction
    • Regular coaching and support
    • DBS paid
    • 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 

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

    If you are interested in the role, please forward over your CV to

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