Senior Support Worker
Ref: CYG12550


  • Location
  • Devon Lodge, 23a Grange Road, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 2FL
  • Salary
  • £11.00 per hour rising to £11.20 per hour after probation
  • 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.

    Devon Lodge is a 12 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and effective care environment for those in our care, promoting independence and community integration.

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

    If you’re passionate about what you do, we would love to hear from you.

    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 residents 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.    
    • Work with the team and contribute to raising standards, increased focus on resident needs, promoting the philosophy of the service putting residents 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: 

    • 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 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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