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Support Worker, Heatherwood Court

  • Location: Pontypridd
  • Salary: £10.50 per hour
  • Hours: Flexible hours
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Do you have an interest in helping those with Mental Health conditions to live with less restriction and greater independence? Are you energetic and enthusiastic, with a desire to make a difference and enrich the lives of others?

Heatherwood Court is part of the wider Ludlow Street Healthcare Group.Set-up in 2005 and employing c. 1,100 staff, Ludlow Street Healthcare provides innovative, effective, forward-thinking therapeutic care for adults with specialist mental health care needs in its hospitals and homes across South Wales and Bristol.

At Heatherwood Court, we reflect the Ludlow Street Healthcare belief that everyone entrusted to our care deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion and honesty. A purpose-built hospital set in the countryside close to Cardiff, Heatherwood Court provides specialist mental health services to both men and women over the age of 18, offering a wide range of treatment programmes and therapeutic interventions in line with NICE guidelines and best practise.

As a Support Worker at Heatherwood, you will be required to provide residential and therapeutic care to all patients, many of whom can present with significant cognitive problems, challenging behaviour and both physical and psychiatric comorbidities. Your day-to-day support will enable them to achieve greater independence and self-responsibility in preparation for stepping down to community placement and social integration. Working alongside our multidisciplinary team, you will work with respect and integrity to help deliver high quality treatment and rehabilitation to each of our patients, at every stage of their illness.

The normal working week is 39.4 hours worked flexibly Monday to Sunday. Shifts will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.

 

Your benefits will include:

  • opportunities to access overtime bonuses
  • 21 days’ annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Extensive training, both when you join and as you progress your career
  • Opportunities to develop your career and take on new roles
  • Membership of our Employee Assistance Programme

 

To join our team, you must:

  • demonstrate enthusiasm and an innovative approach to enriching our service users’ lives
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have a desire to learn
  • be able to undertake an enhanced DBS check

 

Interested?  Send us you CV and we will arrange to have a chat.

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