Cygnet Hospital Godden Green is a private mental health hospital which provides specialist acute and PICU services for women.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Senior Support Worker to lead members of the Support Worker team under the direction of the clinical team, providing provision of care, ensuring patients retain as much of their dignity and individuality as possible as well as being involved in the general activities of the Hospital.

You will be based on Castle Ward our 12 bed female PICU service that deals with emergency and crisis admissions. The service provides expert, intensive, short-term, individualised care for women detained under the Mental Health Act. Service users will present with increased risks that require them to be assessed and treated in a PICU environment.

You will work on average 38.5 hours per week on a rota basis following the below shift pattern,

Week 1 – Mon, Tues, Sat & Sun, Week 2 – Wed, Thurs & Fri

1 month on day shifts (7:30am – 8pm) & 1 month of night shifts (7:30pm – 8am)

In this role you’ll:

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with each individual and other staff
  • Ensure that clients are assessed and supported in a safe environment
  • Assist each individual with their medical and welfare needs and to report as required, which may include the administration of emergency ‘when required’ medication
  • Undertake key-working responsibilities for individuals accessing the service
  • Support induction for new Support Workers
  • Ensure service users notes are compliant
  • Participate in clinical audit
  • Have an active role in service development
  • Enhance the culture of openness and transparency
  • Impact positive morale and work ethic

We’re looking for people who have:

  • Previous experience in inpatient mental health setting
  • NVQ level 2/3 qualification in health and social care
  • Positive attitude to people with Mental Health problems
  • Evidence of successfully dealing with challenging situations
  • Ability to form effective working relationships with Service Users and colleagues
  • Ability to undertake physical tasks involving patient care
  • Ability to demonstrate good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Good IT skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of caring for people with Mental Health problems
  • Demonstrate an understanding of recovery approaches to mental health

In return we’ll offer you:

  • Full training and Induction
  • Shuttlebus service from Seveonoaks train station for those commuting using public transport
  • Regular coaching and support
  • DBS paid
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Subsidised meals on duty

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

If you are interested in the role, please forward over your CV to abdulhafiz@cygnethealth.co.uk

Job Reference: CYG36479

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