Support Worker

£17000 per annum
03 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
AAJ- 11329
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a Support Worker to join a well-established private hospital that specialises in providing the highest quality of service to people with longstanding mental health problems. Based in Hertfordshire, the successful Support Worker will join the care team to earn a salary of £17,000 per annum.

The hospital service has 25 in-patient beds designated restricted access or locked rehabilitation. It provides care and treatment for the full spectrum of mental health illness with all patients being funded by the NHS. As a Support Worker your main duties and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

Delivering a caring and effective, client focussed service, in keeping with the aims, objectives and standards of the hospital:
  • Delivering sensitive and appropriate clinical care to meet individual’s needs, respecting personal dignity and beliefs
  • Working closely with the nursing team
  • Ensuring that with other colleagues, the communal areas are always staffed
  • Ensuring that clients are always supervised when in the garden, unless otherwise stipulated in their care plan
  • Interacting in a positive and natural manner with all clients
  • Identifying signs that may indicate that clients are at risk either to others or to themselves and reporting these concerns to the relevant staff members
  • Reporting any concerning behaviours or conversation topics with clients immediately
To be considered for the Support Workers position you must understand the need to work flexibly and creatively. In addition, you must possess the following key skills and experience:
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Great team player and capable of working on own initiative
  • Friendly, passionate, patient and helpful
  • Responsible and honest
  • Strong organisational and time-keeping skills
  • Practical with a proactive approach
  • Self-motivated
If you’re interested in the opportunity to become a Support Worker  and join a dynamic and forward looking service based in Hertfordshire, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter detailing your skills and experience for the role.

Additional information: Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of applying

All appointments to the hospital service are subject to registration with the Vetting and Barring scheme and the receipt of a Disclosure at the appropriate level which is acceptable to the company. The hospital service is an equal opportunities employer.