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Support Worker
Ref: CYG36306

Location
Derby, DE24 8WZ
Salary
£12.58 per hour rising to £12.69 after probation
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 13 June 2024

We are looking for Support Workers to join us on a full-time basis, working either 33, 38.5 or 44 hours per week including a mixture of days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. This role will be mainly based on our female personality disorder ward but practising on other wards is part of the contract.

Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model. Our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our mental health rehabilitation service. Alvaston Ward, our specialist female personality disorder service, is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

Cygnet Hospital Derby has a "GOOD" CQC rating in all areas, and the Internal Quality Team rated Cygnet Hospital Derby as "GOOD" in all areas in May 2024.

In this role you will work alongside a first class multi-disciplinary team, including Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists and Mental Health Nurses.

Your day-to-day…

  • 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

We'll offer you...

  • Starting salary of £12.58 , probation pass at 6 months increase to £12.69 further increase at 18 months to £13.02 p/h  
  • Opportunities for further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Be-Spoke Induction with Senior Managers
  • Free meals & parking while on duty
  • Regular coaching & appraisal
  • Expert supervision & peer support
  • Employee discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme
  • Recruitment referrals
  • Free Uniform

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

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development.

You’ll also enjoy shopping, travel and leisure discounts – as well as a range of healthcare and financial benefits – to support you to be happy both in and out of work (including free meals while on duty & free parking!)

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

Cygnet 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. 

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