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Mental Health Support Worker
Ref: CYG36108

Location
Beckton, E6 6ZB
Salary
£13.55 per hour
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 31 May 2024

Cygnet have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

We are recruiting full time Support workers for Cygnet Hospital Beckton which offers a range of secure mental health services for women across four specialist wards.

We currently have vacancies on:

New Dawn Ward – Personality Disorder Service offering DBT interventions
Upping Ward – Personality Disorder Intensive Support Service for Women
Hooper Ward – Acute Service for Women
Svanna Ward – PICU Service for Women

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.

We are ideally looking for people with previous inpatient mental health experience in a challenging and/or an acute setting. You will receive full training and Induction into the role and work on average 38.5hrs per week covering 11 hour shifts on a rota basis and must be able to cover a mixture of day (7.30-20.00) and night (19.30 - 08.00) shifts.

A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether it’s saving you money on the high street with healthcare, holidays & leisure or securing your future with professional development and a pension, we support you to be happy both in & out of work.

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

In this role you’ll:

  • Work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team to support implementation of the treatments and therapy as per the service users’ care plans.
  • Compliment and provide support to the qualified nurses.
  • Undertake safe observations of patients sometimes on a 1:1 basis or with other staff.
  • Meet the physical and emotional needs of the service users in a caring and empathic manner.
  • Play an active role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing by providing and supporting individual or group work.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in.
  • 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.

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
  • Regular coaching and support
  • Employee Discount Scheme
  • 2 Days extra annual leave for your birthday and anniversary date
  • Company pension scheme
  • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
  • Free private Health Plan
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • For further details on all our benefits, please visit https://cygnetjobs.co.uk/benefits/ 

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

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