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Support Worker (PICU)
Ref: CYG36814

Victoria House, DL1 2LN
£12.00 per/hr up to £12.50 p/hr post probation
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 25 July 2024

We are looking for a confident Support Worker with a passion for delivering outstanding healthcare.

You’ll be working full time 42 hours a week, 12 hour shifts, days and nights, including two weekends a month,  making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care at the Albert Ward, Victoria House.

Cygnet Victoria House is a 26 bed mental health inpatient service for men. The service, split across two wards, provides a safe and stabilising environment for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

Albert Ward is our 9 bed male PICU( Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) service at Cygnet Victoria House and accepts emergency and crisis admissions. 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.

The service provides expert, intensive, short-term, individualised care for service users 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. The service has a seclusion suite for individualswhose risk level may require a period of time nursed within a seclusion environment.

At Cygnet, our perks go way beyond pension schemes and excellent professional development - you’ll also enjoy discounts with our free NHS blue light card, rewards gateway offering 10% or more off supermarket shopping, private health cash plans, free confidential mental health support and more, to support your wellbeing in and out of work.

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

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 and report on medical & welfare needs 
Maintain a safe, clean environment for all

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

Opportunities for further qualifications and training
Flexible working with the opportunity for overtime
Regular coaching & appraisals
Benefits including free NHS blue light card, rewards, money off supermarket shopping, private health cash plans, pension scheme, mental health support and much more

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.

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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