Bank Support Worker
Ref: CYG06136

  • Location
  • Amberwood Lodge, 6 St. Osmunds Road, Parkstone, Poole, BH14 9JN
  • Salary
  • £9.10 p/h plus holiday allowance
  • Hours
  • Bank
  • Closing date
  • 05/09/2019
  • 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!


    Your Day-to-Day…

    You’ll be working  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


    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

  • Amberwood Lodge is a 9 bed specialist residential service for adults with autism, and who may present with behaviours that challenge.

    Based just a 10 minute drive from the seaside, Amberwood Lodge is a beautiful building providing a safe, comfortable and effective environment for those in our care.

    Within the service we have a large communal lounge, a sensory room, an IT and activity room and two kitchens; one large homely kitchen that people use independently to make drinks and snacks for themselves and their visitors, as well as a second kitchen where residents assist the cook to prepare meals and plan menus for the week. Additionally we have a lovely spacious garden with an abundance of outdoor activities, including a lovely summerhouse.

    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 residents’ 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 works together to support the development of daily living skills and reduction in maladaptive behaviours.

    Our staff use non-aversive positive approaches and are trained in specialised intervention techniques and sensory integration strategies. A combination of person-centred planning, measurement of progress and a full multidisciplinary approach ensures the best outcomes for the individuals 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
    • Garden with outdoor seating and summer house
    • Multi-sensory room
    • IT Café

    Community links:

    • Local high street shops
    • Close to the New Forest
    • Harvester Restaurant
    • Farmer Palmers
    • Durlston Country Park
    • Monkey World
    • Leisure centres
    • Local beaches
    • Superbowl
    • Moors Valley Country Park
  • Job Description
  • Support_Worker.doc

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