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Health Care Support Worker - CAMHS Services

Posted 21 March by Cygnet Health Care Featured Ended
Diligent and dedicated, you’ll play an important role in the daily routine of our service users. You’ll assist our nursing team by carrying out key duties.

Cygnet Hospital Sheffield provides specialist services for young people primarily referred from CAHMS acute services. Patients present a high level of risk which cannot be managed in a CAHMS General Adolescent Unit.

We offer a specialist service for adolescents, including four high-dependency beds for those with critical care needs, and a calm, positive women’s low security ward. Both the intensive care service and the general care ward are supported by the Phoenix School, ensuring young people continue their education while receiving treatment. For those with on-going mental health needs that cannot be cared for in the community, or who are working towards living independently, the locked rehabilitation ward offers therapies such as DBT and life skills groups.

 Working as an active member of our dynamic MDT, you’ll provide support for our nursing staff including the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of inpatients, with a focus on dignity and safety at all times. You’ll bring with you a sound level of literacy and numeracy skills and preferably an NVQ level 2 in a relevant care setting. With some experience working in a secure a psychiatry service you’ll have a good level of physical fitness and a strong, flexible mental aptitude in order to meet the demands of the role. Demonstrating the abilities, experience and skills needed to deal effectively with challenging situations, you have an active interest in developing your knowledge and skills.

 We offer wide-ranging salary package for Health Care Support Workers-

Starter Rate – 37.5 Hours £15,710.88

Starter Rate – 43 Hours £17,868.46

Experienced Rate – 37.5 Hours £16,161.33

Experienced Rate – 43 Hours £18,385.49

£1000 Adolescent Allowance is a non-contractual enhancement and not part of the contractual salary.

High performers will be welcome to apply for the Senior support worker roles as and when they arise. 

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

  • Teaching and CPD programmes
  • Generous study and exam leave
  • Financial support for further training and personal development
  • Active participation in clinical governance
  • Appraisal and peer supervision
  • Possible rotation between services
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Free life insurance
  • Subsidised meals on duty
  • Comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount centre
  • Health Cash Plan

We Offer a comprehensive 2 Week Induction and Training Package for all Health Care Support Workers and candidates based on our Adolescent ward receive an extra week of CAMHS specific training prior to starting.  

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Reference: 34418160

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