Acting Team Leader
Ref: CYG07434


  • Location
  • The Outwood, 12 Outwood Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 4JA
  • Salary
  • £8.95 - £10.05
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/12/2019
  • 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 and assist the Unit Manager in the day to day management of the residential, including management of staff, administration tasks and providing support to people who live at the service.

     

    Outwood is a residential service providing outcome focused care for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.

     

     

    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.
    • 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 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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