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Support Worker

Cygnet Health Care
  • Posted: 04 October 2019
  • Location: Ashurst
  • Salary: £9.10 - £9.45 per hour
Day and Night Support Workers

Starting Salary £9.10 then £9.45 after probation

Location: SO407AW

Oakhurst Lodge is based in Ashurst, Southampton. The home is located within walking distance from Ashurst train station and local bus routes.

Post: ongoing

Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

Are you looking for a job role where you can expect the unexpected, and everything else in between? Which gives you a real sense of achievement at the end of your working day?

In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on residents and their families.

We are looking for a professional, ambitious and confident support worker’s

Support workers with interests in care, responsibility & new challenges are encouraged to apply.

If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!


Oakhurst is a 8 bedded Residential home that support’s young adults who have a diagnosis of Autism and complex behaviours.

We are looking for people who have drive and passion and who can offer a balance of care and support which enables the resident to grow and develop skills in their everyday lives

You’ll be working 42 hours a week on days and 43.75 hours on night shift

Regular shift pattern on Days on a 2 week rolling rota, Nights staff work 4 nights on and 4 nights off on a rolling Rota

You will:

-Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our residents

-Provide guidance and encouragement through physical & emotional support

-Learn about individuals’ specific needs & provide help in the most appropriate way

-Support with emotional, social, communication needs as required

-Safeguard the residents and staff

-Maintain a safe and clean environment for all

You are…

-Genuinely driven with a desire to make a real difference in people’s lives

-An excellent communicator and a good team player

-Sensitive and intuitive with the energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating & varied environment

-Helping to empower & support our residents independence.

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

-A rewarding role with excellent career prospects, your focus on quality of care will help us achieve yours and our goals.

-An opening to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme

-Flexible working with opportunity for overtime

-Regular coaching & appraisal

-Expert supervision & peer support

-Employee discount savings & “Cycle to Work” scheme

-Recruitment referrals scheme, with bonus from referring workers to the company

-Access to our online wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Job Information

  • Job Ref: MGASHURST
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Career Level: Support Worker
  • Specialism: Social Care
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Job Start Date: ASAP
  • Job Close Date: 04/11/2019
  • Ability to Drive: Required
  • Applicant Location: UK & EU Only
  • NMC Pin: Not Required
  • HCPC Qualification: Not Required
  • GMC Registration: Not Required