Healthcare Support Worker (Hospital)
Ref: CYG12097

  • Location
  • Wast Hills Hospital (Autism Service), Wast Hill House, Wast Hills Lane, Kings Norton, Nr Bromsgrove, B38 9ET
  • Salary
  • £9.10 per hour, £9.30 per hour post probation
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 15/02/2021
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Cygnet Wast Hills is an award winning Good CQC rated specialist autism hospital, which provides assessment and treatment people with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs who may also present with behaviours that challenge.

    In this role your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people you support. You will have working relationships with the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, and will play an important role in the lives of the people you support, as well as their families or loved ones. As a key member of the support team, you may be required to contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings.

    The support and care you provide will be respectful, dignified and caring, following each individual's person-centred care plan to promote choice and independence.

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, we would love to hear from you.

    Our standard full time contract is 40 hours per week working 12 hour shifts.

    In this role you’ll:

    • Enable service users to maintain their personal worth, interests, identity and emotional well-being.
    • Provide guidance and encouragement to patients through physical and emotional support
    • Safeguard patients and maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for our patients to live in
    • Assist patients with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
    • Contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings
    • Learn about individuals’ specific needs and provide help in the most appropriate way
    • We welcome applications from men only as an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010. 

    We're looking for people who have:

    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • Compassionate, understanding and trustworthy
    • Health and Social Care QCF or SVQ would be beneficial
    • A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • A strong, flexible mental aptitude with ability to cope with the physical demands of the role
    • Previous experience would be beneficial, but not essential
    • Flexibility to work 12 hour shift patterns 

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

    • Fully paid comprehensive induction and training for all new starters
    • 28 days annual leave
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Free shuttle bus service to and from the Hospital for staff using public transport
    • Free parking
    • Paid DBS
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Blue light card- NHS discounts- A wide range of offers from categories such as holidays, rail travel, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items.

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

  • Location Information
  • Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Cygnet Wast Hills is an award winning Good CQC rated specialist autism hospital, which provides assessment and treatment for up to 25 men and women with autism, who are also living with learning disabilities and complex needs.

    Cygnet Wast Hills is an impressive period property, set in six acres of gardens and formerly part of the Cadbury estate. The service consists of three autism provisions, which provide different levels of support depending on the individual.

    Within Cygnet Wast Hills there are many good sized living areas and people can choose to use a gender specific lounge or be in mixed company. Other facilities include two on site sensory rooms, a computer room and two activity rooms. In addition there is a life skills kitchen where people are supported to make their own drinks and prepare food. The people we support at Wast Hills also have access to extensive outside space.

    Cygnet Wast Hills has received the Autism Accreditation from the National Autistic Society (NAS)

    Some of Our Recent Awards at Wast Hills

    • National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 – The Great Autism Practice Award - Wast Hills Team (Winner)
    • National Learning Disability and Autism Awards 2018 – The Learning Disability Nurse Award – Charge Nurse Warren Cocker (Finalist)
    • RCNi Nurse Awards 2018 – The Learning Disability Nurse Award – Charge Nurse Warren Cocker (Finalist)
    • Laing Buisson Awards 2017 – Rising Star Award – Amy Childs (Former Service Manager, now Midlands Consultant Nurse) (Winner)
    • Nursing Times Awards 2017 – Team of the Year Award – Wast Hills Team (Finalist)

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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