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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/01/2021.

Care and support worker

Job Reference: J103-A-20-23857

Cygnet Health Care
Cygnet Kewstoke
Up to £21,052 per annum depending on experience

Mental Health Support Worker

Cygnet Health care are currently recruiting a Support Worker role to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke.

We are looking for an exceptionally caring individual who really wants to go above and beyond for the patients in our care,


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.

•Answer Nurse Call System (where applicable), giving assistance as required, as well as answering the door and telephone appropriately.

•Carry out regular checks on residents at intervals determined by trained Staff.

•Work both day & night shifts


We're looking for people who have:

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player

• The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the residents

• A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives

•Experience within a rehabilitation setting

•Previous experience in the care of Mental Health/Learning Disability/Autism residents/clients.

•Previous experience in care environment.


In return we’ll offer you:


• Opportunity for overtime

• NHS discount

• DBS paid

• Free uniform

• Regular coaching and support

• Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme

• Subsidised meals on duty.


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


Do you want a career that inspires people? Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below.


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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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