Senior Support Worker
Ref: CYG08605


  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester , Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HF
  • Salary
  • £9.65 rising to £9.95 post probation
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 04/03/2020
  • 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.

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

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

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

     

    Your Day-to-Day…

    You’ll be working 42 hours a week in our hospital.

    • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our service users, patients & residents
    • Take the lead on shifts and support unit manager run shifts
    •  Undertake formal supervision of support workers and support induction for new workers
    •  Provide guidance and encouragement through physical & emotional support
    • Learn about individuals’ specific needs & provide help in the most appropriate way
    • Assist residents with medical, hygiene and welfare needs and complete relevant administration and reports as required regarding medication or safeguarding
    • Safeguard patients
    • Maintain a safe and clean environment for all

     

    We're looking for people who have: 

    • Excellent communication and leadership skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • Basic understanding / knowledge of learning disabilities and mental health.
    • 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 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
    • Free parking at site and Free meals on duty
    • Recruitment referrals
    • Blue light card- NHS discounts- A wide range of offers from categories such as holidays, rail travel, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items.

     

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

  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester, is a 57 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs, and women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex mental health needs.

    Our services are recovery-focused, with the aim of preparing individuals for a move to rehabilitation or step-down services, and ultimately, back into the community wherever possible.

     

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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