Care and Support Worker - Tyler Ward
Ref: CYG08599


  • Location
  • Cygnet Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath, London SE10 8AD
  • Salary
  • £8.21 to £10.08 per hour + Enhancments and £3,000 location package
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 14/03/2020
  • 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.

    Cygnet Hospital Blackheath provides inpatient low secure and PICU services for men with a mental health illness.

    We are currently recruiting full time Support workers for Tyler Ward, our PICU service which provides assessment and treatment for men who are experiencing an acute period of mental illness.

    As an active member of our dynamic team, you’ll provide support for our nursing staff including the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of inpatients, with a focus on dignity and safety at all times.

    In this role you’ll:

    • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our patients
    • Work in the hospital area, providing guidance and encouragement to patients through physical and emotional support
    • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in
    • Assist patients with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
    • Safeguard patients
    • Learn about individuals’ specific needs and provide help in the most appropriate way

    We're looking for people who have:

    • Previous inpatient mental health experience in a challenging and/or an acute setting
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the patients
    • A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • A strong, flexible mental aptitude and an ability to cope with the physical demands of the role
    • NVQ level 2 in a relevant care setting is preferable but not essential

    In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

    • Full training and Induction
    • £3000 London location package
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • DBS paid
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Health Cash Plan
    • Subsidised meals on duty

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    If interested in applying, please forward your CV to abdulhafiz@cygnethealth.co.uk or click on the Apply button below.

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