Senior Support Worker
Ref: CYG12490

  • Location
  • Cygnet Brunel, Brunel House, Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7DP
  • Salary
  • £10.15 per hour
  • 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.

    We are looking for a professional, ambitious and confident  Senior Support Worker who is able to lead on shifts in the day to day management of the hospital, including management of staff, administration tasks and providing support to people who live at the service.

    The ward will be Senior support worker led with significant input from OT. Staff skill set to focus on rehab and community reintegration with training in substance abuse etc. and medication. Therefore, we will need a staff team that places great emphasis on promoting independence alongside positive risk taking and working within a least restrictive way.


    Your Day-to-Day…


    • 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: 

    • Experience in neuro fields i.e. ABI, Dementia, Huntington's, Stroke rehab
    • 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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