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Support Worker

Support Worker

Job Description

We are looking for a confident Care & Support Worker with a passion for delivering outstanding care.

You'll be working 42 hours a week (days only), making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care at Boden Street, one of our Supported Living Services. Please be aware that you must be able to be at the service for a 7.45am start.

We support individuals with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and behaviours that challenge. Individuals are supported to hold their own tenancy agreement with a registered housing association. Individuals who are interested in living here may have previously been detained within a hospital setting and are ready for a step down placement within their local community.

Meet One Of Our Residents...

"I have a number of health needs which require me to have 24 hours 1:1 support to help keep me stay safe. I am diagnosed with a learning disability. I would like help you to assist me to keep my apartment clean.

Talk and communicate with me, give me explanations of what we are doing or reasons why we cannot do certain things. It is very important for my support staff to interact with me, to treat me as an adult and engage with me; including sharing my interests-help me to find new activities.

Accompany me to the disco or any other venue I would like to go to help me be involved in my local community. Cook with me and if possible eat your meal with me as I will tend not eat if my support workers do not eat with me.

I like to look nice and I would like you to help me to maintain my appearance and personal hygiene. I do need lots of encouragement to take care of myself such as showering and brushing my teeth.

I like to keep within boundaries although I am friendly please treat me with respect and if you want something please ask me and never use my things (i.e.: toilet) without obtaining my ok first."

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others - every day.

Your day-to-day

Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all the people in our care
Provide guidance & encouragement through physical & emotional support
Learn about individuals' specific needs & provide help in the most appropriate way
Assist with medical & welfare needs
Report on medical & welfare needs as required
Maintain a safe, clean environment for all

Why Cygnet? We'll offer you

Opportunities for further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
Flexible working with the opportunity for overtime
Regular coaching & appraisal
Expert supervision & peer support
Employee discount savings & "Cycle to Work" scheme
Recruitment referrals

You are

Genuinely driven with a desire to make a real difference in people's lives
An excellent communicator & a good team player
Sensitive & intuitive with the energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating & varied environment
Passionate about empowering & supporting service user independence

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

To apply, please email your CV directly to

Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. In this role you'll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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