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Senior Support Worker – Cawston, Norfolk

At Jeesal Cawston Park, our mission is to provide a caring and nourishing Centre of Excellence, supporting people with learning disabilities to lead fulfilling lives.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our dedicated team of professionals at our hospital for people with learning disabilities and/or autism with comorbid psychiatric and/or personality disorders based near Aylsham, Norfolk.

The role

Engage proactively and work alongside patients and their families / carers / significant others to build positive working alliances

Act always as a role model for patients and be actively involved in engaging patients in daily activities, educational programme, behavioural support programmes and leisure / recreational activities

Ensure the consistent delivery of all assessment and treatment programmes

Lead a team of Support Workers to ensure all tasks and activities are completed with appropriate guidance

You will assist and support new staff members and patients that come into the hospital

Support the Ward Manager, Nurses’ and Support Workers with duties designated to them

Represent the service in a professional manner

The Person:

Needs to have experience of working in a caring role as identified in a similar environment

It is desirable that you have a minimum of an NVQ 3/4 or equivalent qualification in health and social care or be prepared to work towards/commence an NVQ 3 which needs to be started within 6 months of appointment. You will need to ensure that mentorship paperwork is completed and signed off to apply

Have accurate written skills with sound report writing capabilities, record keeping to a high standard of content, accuracy and presentation

Have a positive attitude and commitment to patients, their development and the Service

Be able to work independently and follow instructions, be flexible and adaptable

Have leadership and teamwork skills and the ability to supervise staff

Needs to be able to manage a demanding workload and tight deadlines, make decisions and act effectively and appropriately to difficult situations

Current clean, full car driving licence and a willingness to drive a company vehicle to transport patients as required

You will be flexible in your working hours and able to work a variety of shift patterns including nights and weekend working

Employment Details:

Jeesal Cawston Park is a private hospital registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation within the picturesque grounds of Jeesal Cawston Park.

The Hospital provides assessment, treatment and rehabilitation services. We have three main units which offer support in both locked and open rehabilitation. The units support people with learning disabilities who are experiencing distressed behaviour.

We have a number of single bespoke service provisions for people who find living with others difficult, together with flats where we support people to improve their independent skills prior to discharge.

The hospital is located approximately 11 miles north of Norwich near to the towns of Aylsham and Reepham.

£19,500 to £20,553 (DoE). 37.5 hrs pw, including nights and weekend working.

For an application form & job description, please contact:

Nicholas Hall, Jeesal Cawston Park on Tel: (01603) 937632 or email, or complete an online application via the Jeesal Careers site:

For an informal discussion, please contact:

Vivienne Moore (Service Managers) via reception on 01603 876000 or by email to:

Closing Date: This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to developing our staff.
We positively encourage applications regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief and age.
All Appointments are subject to an acceptable enhanced Disclosure and Barring disclosure.

Jeesal Group
Cawston Park Hospital
Occupational fields: 
Support Staff
Fields of study: 
Health / Care management
Employment type: 
Full time
Years of experience: 
1 - 2 years
£19,500 to £20,553 (DoE)
Required general skills: 
healthcare knowledge
Learning Disabilities or Mental Health Knowledge
Required IT skills: 
MS Office
Closing date: 
Monday, 27 August, 2018