Cygnet Hospital Godden Green is a private mental health hospital which provides specialist acute and PICU services for women.
We are currently recruiting for experienced Senior Support Workers 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 primarily based on Oakwood Ward our new 15 bed mental health Acute Service for Women. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for women who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.
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
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