Senior Mental Health Support Worker
Ref: CYG12237

  • Location
  • Cygnet Bierley, Bierley Lane, Bradford, BD4 6AD
  • Salary
  • £11.50 Per Hour (£23,084.99p) + Enhancements
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/01/2021
  • Give your career a positive change.

    Cygnet Hospital Bierley provides a range of low secure, specialist and psychiatric intensive care services for men and women, including a specialist personality disorder service for women.

    We have an exciting opportunity to pilot a small team of dedicated, passionate and resilient staff to work directly with a female service user who has complex behaviours, aggression and suffers with a complex eating disorder.

    This is an opportunity to work as part of a highly specialised commissioned team. This role will build on the successful applicant’s skills to become specialised in personality disorders and eating difficulties.


    In this role you’ll

    • Work as part of a specialised team
    • Communicate effectively with the clinical team leader or Manager
    • Promote an environment of co-production
    • Function as a competent member of the team in any situation.
    • Report accidents and untoward incidents to patients, visitors or staff, to the Clinical Team Leader
    • Attend review meetings as directed on the ward and in the Hospital
    • Receive supervision from registered nurses and attend support groups
    • Contribute to ward audits and action plans
    • Aware of safeguarding requirements and the need to report issues to Clinical team Leader
    • Contribute to the development and review of ward manual and philosophy
    • Abide by guidelines and hospital policies and procedures


    We are looking for people who have:

    • A Minimum of 1 years’ experience in Mental Health Services Preferably on Acute, PD Services.
    • Previous experience supporting service users with Challenging behaviours including violence and aggression.
    • The ability to work in a faced paced changing environment.
    • A Genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a good team player
    • A Sensitive and intuitive energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating & varied environment


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • Group Pension
    • NHS Staff Discounts
    • Enhanced Maternity
    • Free Health Cash Plan
    • Employee Referral Scheme
    • 24 Hours Free GP Helpline
    • Discounted Gym Membership
    • Cycle To Work Scheme
    • On-site Benefits
    • Free Mortgage Broker & Insurance Cover
    • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP
    • Free Eye Tests
    • Car Lease Discounts
    • Paid Life Assurance Company scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks


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

    Join us!

  • Location Information

    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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