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Senior Support Worker - Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Senior Support Worker - Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)

Posted 20 May by Coveberry
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Position: Senior Support Worker (PBS)

Location: Barham, Kent

Hours: Full Time (37.5 hours) to include weekends and some Nights

Salary Details: £10.22 per hour

We are currently looking to appoint a Full Time Senior Support Worker - PBS to join our team. Are you a committed individual who wants to work with a company that understands how important Senior Support Workers are to our Patient’s and resident’s recovery. You will be working with Young people and Adults with Mental health problems, Learning Disabilities and Autism at Cedar House.


  • NVQ/QCF Level 2 Health and Social Care (Preferred not essential)
  • Experience in a care setting (preferred but not essential)
  • Experience working with young people and/or adults with Learning disabilities, Autism and mental health problems preferred but not essential

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction and professional leadership of the nursing staff ensure the highest standards of care and support are delivered to patients encompassing all activities of daily living.
  • When delegated to do so by the nursing staff, take a lead role in the day to day co-ordination of resources and task allocation within the designated ward, taking due regard for skill, experience, gender mix and current risks, highlighting any concerns to the delegating Nurse.
  • Take a lead role in essential housekeeping tasks for the designated ward such as the ordering of resources, cleaning materials for example.
  • To ensure that the main principles of care, namely choice, dignity, respect, empowerment, individuality and privacy are reflected in all aspects of practice.
  • To act at all times as a role model for patients and be actively involved in engaging patients with daily activities, educational programmes, behavioural support programmes and leisure / recreational activities, as outlined in individual care plans.
  • To ensure that feedback from Support Workers on implementation of planned care is communicated professionally and effectively to the named nurse for each patient.
  • To implement patient needs, lead educational and therapeutic activities to aid rehabilitation in accordance with a patient’s 24-hour individual timetable of events / activities, in accordance with direction and implementation plans provided by The Education and Therapy Department.
  • Ensure the consistent delivery of all assessment and treatment programmes, providing factual, concise and legible written records/reports and communicating these effectively to colleagues as appropriate.
  • To ensure the health, safety, welfare and security of patients, colleagues and members of the public are maintained at all times, including taking a lead role in both highlighting and reporting both urgent and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • In liaison with colleagues, take a lead role in ensuring that the physical environment for patients promotes health in accordance with infection control guidance and is reflective of the highest standards of care. This should include monitoring and auditing standards.
  • To play a lead role in mentoring and developing Support Workers through role modelling, coaching, formal and informal learning events.
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues, visitors, carers, members of the multi-disciplinary team and senior professional and managerial staff.
  • To take a lead role in ensuring effective communication and team working within and across the disciplines by utilising communication systems appropriately, attending meetings and training events as required
  • To be risk aware and participate in a process of dynamic risk assessment, including identifying risks to self, colleagues, patients and the service and actively contributing to an effective risk management plan.
  • To undertake any other roles and responsibilities as requested and required.

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties following appropriate discussion with their line manager.


  • 2 weeks, fully paid Induction
  • Free car-parking
  • Free meals and drinks on duty
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Career specific development opportunities
  • Sick pay (4 weeks full and 4 weeks half pay)
  • Access to Occupational Health
  • Staff referral scheme PLUS preceptorship programme
  • Enhanced annual Leave (25days +BH)

Who we are!

Cedar House is a 40 bed hospital for adults with learning disabilities, mental health issues, personality disorders, autism and challenging behaviours, who are detained under the Mental Health Act. Cedar House enjoys a beautiful rural location situated in the village of Barham, on the outskirts of Canterbury and is easily accessible by public transport, being on the main bus route between Canterbury and Folkestone.

Coveberry, part of the CareTech family, are a leading specialist healthcare provider, with Hospitals and centres throughout England, delivering wide ranging services in Adult Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Specialist Brain Injury, Child and Adult Mental Health Services (CAMHS) including eating disorders, and social care for children with special needs.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions. If you have not heard back within 14 days, please consider your application to be unsuccessful on this occasion.

Reference: 42668272

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