Senior Support Worker
Ref: CYG17748

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Cygnet Hospital Bierley, BD4 6AD
£11.50 per hour + Enhancements
Full Time
Closing date
Wednesday 1 September 2021

Give your career a positive change.

Cygnet Hospital Bierley provides a range of low secure, specialist and psychiatric intensive care services for men and women, including a specialist personality disorder service for women.

We have an exciting opportunity to pilot a small team of dedicated, passionate and resilient staff to work directly with a female service user who has complex behaviours, aggression and suffers with a complex eating disorder.

This is an opportunity to work as part of a highly specialised commissioned team. This role will build on the successful applicant’s skills to become specialised in personality disorders and eating difficulties.


In this role you’ll

  • Work as part of a specialised team
  • Communicate effectively with the clinical team leader or Manager
  • Promote an environment of co-production
  • Function as a competent member of the team in any situation.
  • Report accidents and untoward incidents to patients, visitors or staff, to the Clinical Team Leader
  • Attend review meetings as directed on the ward and in the Hospital
  • Receive supervision from registered nurses and attend support groups
  • Contribute to ward audits and action plans
  • Aware of safeguarding requirements and the need to report issues to Clinical team Leader
  • Contribute to the development and review of ward manual and philosophy
  • Abide by guidelines and hospital policies and procedures


We are looking for people who have:

  • A Minimum of 1 years’ experience in Mental Health Services Preferably on Acute, PD Services.
  • Previous experience supporting service users with Challenging behaviours including violence and aggression.
  • The ability to work in a faced paced changing environment.
  • A Genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work as a good team player
  • A Sensitive and intuitive energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating & varied environment


Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Group Pension
  • NHS Staff Discounts
  • Enhanced Maternity
  • Free Health Cash Plan
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • 24 Hours Free GP Helpline
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • On-site Benefits
  • Free Mortgage Broker & Insurance Cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP
  • Free Eye Tests
  • Car Lease Discounts
  • Paid Life Assurance Company scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

If interested, please apply below or forward your cv to  

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