Mental Health Support Worker- Maternity Cover
Ref: CYG07882

  • Location
  • Cygnet Walkern Lodge - 14A Walkern Road, Stevenage SG1 3QX
  • Salary
  • £10.00 per hour (£10.45 post probation)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 17/07/2020
  • Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs and learning disabilities within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care.

    Our expert and highly dedicated care team of 8800 employees empower 3000 individuals across 140 services to consistently make a positive difference to their lives, through service-user focused care and rehabilitation.

    We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, then please read on...

    In this role your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people you support. You will have working relationships with the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, and will play an important role in the lives of the people you support, as well as their families or loved ones. As a key member of the support team, you may be required to contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings.

    The support and care you provide will be respectful, dignified and caring, following each individual's person-centred care plan to promote choice and independence.


    In this role you will:

    • Support service users to fulfil their daily living needs with a flexible and diverse approach dependant on individual diagnoses.
    • Undertake safe observations of patients sometimes on a 1:1 basis or with other staff.
    • Work within a ward environment, promoting positive guidance and encouragement through a range of support methods.
    • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in.
    • Assist service users with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
    • Work within Safeguarding guidelines
    • Undertake training in de-escalation and PMVA techniques to support patients with potentially violent or aggressive behaviours towards themselves or others.

    So what qualifications and attributes do you need?

    • We welcome all applicants that feel they would be able to make a positive difference to people's lives
    • You would need to be compassionate, understanding and trustworthy
    • Previous experience would be beneficial, but not essential

    If this sounds like you, we would love to welcome you to the team.

    Some of the benefits of this role include:

    • 28 days annual leave
    • Length of service awards
    • Fully paid comprehensive induction training for all new starters
    • Paid DBS/PVG
    • Free parking
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Shopping and entertainment discount scheme (over 800 retailers)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Training and development opportunities

    All successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS

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