Day Support Worker
Ref: CYG05534


  • Location
  • Elston House, Top Street, Elston, Newark, NG23 5NP
  • Salary
  • £8.65 per hour (£8.80 per hour after probation)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

    We are looking for a professional, ambitious and confident care & support worker.

    A rewarding role with excellent career prospects, your focus on quality of care will help us achieve our goals.

    Support workers with interests in care, responsibility & new challenges are encouraged to apply.

    If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!

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    Your Day-to-Day…

    You’ll be working 42 hours a week on a rota basis in a residential setting with adults with autism and who may present with behaviours that challenge.

    • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our service users, patients & residents
    • Provide guidance and encouragement through physical & emotional support
    • Learn about individuals’ specific needs & provide help in the most appropriate way
    • Assist with medical & welfare needs and report as required
    • Safeguard residents
    • Maintain a safe and clean environment for all

     

    You are…

    • Genuinely driven with a desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • An excellent communicator and 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
    • A driver with own transport

     

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

    • An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Flexible working with opportunity for overtime
    • 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.

  • Location Information

  • Elston House is an 8 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.

    The home is located in the small rural village of Elston, yet Lincoln, Newark and Nottingham are not far away. Elston House has extensive grounds that cover approximately five acres which includes an enclosed garden and managed woodlands.

    Within the service there are six en-suite bedrooms in the main part of the house and a two bedroom apartment, which has its own kitchen, living and dining space to promote more independent living. The main part of the house has a lounge, dining room, activity & computer room and a sensory room, as well as a spacious kitchen where individuals are encouraged to practice their daily living skills.

    At Elston House we encourage individuals to be part of the community and this is felt within the small community around the service. Person-centred planning is at the heart of everything we do, based on the specific needs of the individuals in our care. We understand that consistency and continuity of care is important for each individual.

    As part of our care pathway, our service enables individuals to build upon their skills to achieve further independence, self-advocacy and confidence, leading to better quality of life. Residents can gain skills through extended learning on a number of accredited platforms.

    Interventions are matched according to each person’s needs and our life skills development programmes are overseen by our activity coordinators. The integrated MDT consists of occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and psychiatry. The team supports the development of daily living skills and reduction in maladaptive behaviours.

    Our staff use non-aversive positive approaches and are trained in MVA specialised behaviour interventions and sensory integration strategies. A combination of person-centred planning, measurement of progress and a full multidisciplinary approach can only result in the best outcomes for the people in our care.

    Resident profile:

    • Diagnosis of autism
    • Challenging behaviour
    • Communication challenges
    • Associated complex needs
    • Likely history of multiple exclusions and placement or family breakdowns
    • May have an ECHP (Education Healthcare Plan)
    • May be subjected to DoLS (Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards) or Care Orders

    Our facilities:

    • En-suite bedrooms – residents are encouraged to personalise their room
    • Spacious communal areas
    • Multi-sensory room
    • Recreational and arts facilities
    • Garden with outdoor seating, trampoline and swings

    Community links

    • Whitepost Farm
    • Mansfield Museum and Art Gallery
    • Newark Castle
    • Grantham Mencap club
    • Stapleford Wood
    • 10 min drive from Newark
  • Job Description
  • Support_Worker_Residential_JD.doc

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