Mental Health Support Worker - Sunrise Ward (Eating Disorders Unit)
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Cygnet Hospital Ealing, W5 2HT
£10.04 per hour plus £3,000 Local allowance
Full Time
Closing date
Wednesday 8 September 2021

Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a welcoming, non-institutional environment, offering personalised treatment for women with an eating disorder or personality disorder over two separate wards.

We are currently recruiting for Support Workers for Sunrise Ward our Eating Disorders Unit which provides a highly specialised eating disorder service for women aged over 16, including those with extremely low BMIs. The unit can also treat individuals who have a dual diagnosis of an eating disorder combined with personality disorder.

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.

In this role you’ll:

  • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our patients
  • Work in the hospital area, providing guidance and encouragement to patients through physical and emotional support
  • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in
  • Assist patients with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
  • Safeguard patients
  • Learn about individuals’ specific needs and provide help in the most appropriate way

We're looking for people who have:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
  • Previous experience in mental health or knowledge of eating disorders
  • 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 we will offer you:

  • Full training and Induction
  • £3,000 London location allowance (London weighting)
  • 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
  • For further details on all our benefits, please visit 

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

If you are interested in the role, please email

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