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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/09/2020.

Care and Support Worker

Job Reference: J103-A-20-21526

Cygnet Health Care
Wast HIlls
B38 9ET
£8.72 - £8.92 per hour

  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Cygnet Wast Hills is an award winning Outstanding CQC rated specialist autism hospital, which provides assessment and treatment people with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs who may also present with behaviours that challenge.

    In this role your main focus would be to provide safe, sound and supportive care to the people you support. You will have working relationships with the nursing and multi-disciplinary teams, and will play an important role in the lives of the people you support, as well astheir families or loved ones.As a key member of the support team, you may be required to contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings.

    The support and care you provide will be respectful, dignified and caring, following each individual's person-centred care plan to promote choice and independence.

    If you want to make a difference and ensure people can achieve their goals and get the most out of life, we would love to hear from you.

    In this role you’ll:

    • Enable service users to maintain their personal worth, interests, identity and emotional well-being.
    • Provide guidance and encouragement to patients through physical and emotional support
    • Safeguard patients and maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment for our patients to live in
    • Assist patients with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
    • Contribute to service user multi-disciplinary meetings
    • 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
    • Compassionate, understanding and trustworthy
    • Health and Social Care QCF or SVQ would be beneficial
    • A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • A strong, flexible mental aptitude with ability to cope with the physical demands of the role
    • Previous experience would be beneficial, but not essential
    • Flexibility to work 12 hour shift patterns

    In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

    • Fully paid comprehensive induction and training for all new starters
    • 28 days annual leave
    • Courtesy meals and refreshments whilst on shift
    • Free shuttle bus service to and from the Hospital for staff using public transport
    • Free parking
    • Paid DBS
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Blue light card- NHS discounts- A wide range of offers from categories such as holidays, rail travel, cars, days out, fashion, gifts, insurance, phones and many other items.

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

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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