Job description    2021-04-08

We are looking for a confident Mental Health Support Worker with a passion for delivering outstanding care.

You will be working on Castle Ward, a 12 bed female PICU service at Cygnet Hospital Godden Green.

The service will provide 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.

Our aim is a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and ultimately return home.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.

Being a driver is desirable, but we do offer a SHUTTLE BUS that picks our staff up.

Your day-to-day…

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)

Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all the people in our care
Provide guidance & encouragement through physical & emotional support
Learn about individuals’ specific needs & provide help in the most appropriate way
Assist with medical & welfare needs
Report on medical & welfare needs as required
Safeguard
Maintain a safe, clean environment for all

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

Opportunities for further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
Flexible working with the opportunity for overtime
Regular coaching & appraisal
Expert supervision & peer support
Employee discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme
Recruitment referrals

You are…

Genuinely driven with a desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
An excellent communicator & a good team player
Sensitive & intuitive with the energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating & varied environment
Passionate about empowering & supporting service user independence

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

Requirements…

Must have experience working in care/ preferably a hospital setting

Cygnet Health Care has 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.

Career progression/ Experience opportunities

Godden Green offer limited spaces for Support Worker staff to join as an Honorary Assistant Psychologists & Occupational Therapy Assistants (1 day per week) to gain experience in Psychology/ OT departments.

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