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Stevenage
Nursing Home
Hours Per Week
41.4

About The Role

 

Job Description:

We are looking for communicative, empathic and resilient support workers to provide a happy, therapeutic environment allowing our service users to feel safe, respected and valued. You will make a real difference to the lives of those suffering from mental health issues and struggling with addiction, assisting in enabling them to become as independent as possible.

You will join a friendly, highly skilled and enthusiastic care team at our care home in Stevenage, Winnett Cottage. Located in a residential area of Stevenage, Winnett Cottage is a 10 bed all-male residential home supporting men aged 18 and older with their mental health recovery, aiding them to live as independently as possible within the community and providing a “stepping-stone” to supported living.

Essential skills/responsibilities:

  • At least 2 years experience of support worker preferably working with people with mental health illnesses or learning disabilities
  • To work as a support worker (sometimes known as a care assistant) for our residents, with the support of senior staff.
  • To undertake aspects of care with or without direct supervision, including hosting recreational and activity groups, carrying out personal care, observations and escorting duties, such as general hospital visits.
  • To ensure the safety and well-being of our service users, and to always work in a manner that promotes dignity through the adoption of person-centred care principles.

What we offer:

  • Up to 28 days annual leave including bank holidays pro rata
  • High street discounts via HCPA Academy
  • Career progression
  • Access to our ‘Refer a Friend’ scheme to earn up to £500
  • Pizza evenings
  • In-house training and development
  • Employee assistance programme

About Us

Located in Stevenage (SG2 8SH), this home offers care for men aged 18 and older, with enduring mental health conditions and addiction and often a forensic history who require psychiatric after-care and rehabilitation.

 

Many of our residents join us from other mental health services, be it in-patient or residential care homes, and so all our staff are experienced in looking after those with complex mental health needs and addiction but also play a huge role in nurturing and encouraging each service user to gain independent life skills – such a learning to self-medicate, cook and manage money and general self-care – helping each individual to develop a positive outlook on life.

Winnett Cottage adopts a person-centred care approach. Our team work alongside the residents and the multi-disciplinary teams to support them to identify their individual goals and aspirations. Each resident is assisted to complete a clearly defined plan to help them achieve these.


 
 

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