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Support Worker - AMB

Job Description

Support Worker - AMB

Amberwood Lodge, Poole

Support Worker
Salary; £800 p/h

Cambian Group, the UK’s largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a Support Worker. Although experience is desirable don’t worry if you’re new to the career as full training is provided.

We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits.


  • All meals when on duty
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free on site parking
  • 56 weeks annual leave

Amberwood Lodge

Amberwood Lodge is a transition service from Broughton House set up in order to extend our provision beyond school age young adults with Autism. Its emphasis is on developing life, vocational and intellectual skills that will support a successful transition into adult life.

Job Role

To support other members of staff in the provision of care; ensuring patients retain as much of their dignity and individuality as possible as well as being involved in the general activities of the Hospital.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Promote and ensure the good reputation of the Hospital. To maintain and demonstrate positive attitude towards patients, their families, staff, visitors and others.
  • Carry out any levels of observation as directed by the Nurse – In – Charge.
  • Read care planning needs for the patients and complete written daily records as instructed by the trained staff.
  • To support the development of the process, practices and delivery of Active Care and Recovery.
  • Assist in framework of social activities by interacting with patients and helping them continue with hobbies and activities in the Hospital and community.
  • Closely monitor patients who may be confused and / or have behavioural problems due to learning difficulties / mental health needs. To assist in de-escalation or Management of Violence and Aggression as required.

Full induction training is given. You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession and just like our young people and Service Users you will be learning all the time through our on-going mentoring and support.

Candidate Profile

To do this job successfully a person will need:-


  • Knowledge of mental health issues
  • Understanding of mental health diagnosis


  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to undertake shift patterns
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Able to assist patients with daily living skills


  • Evidence of working within a team
  • Previous experience in care environment

Successful candidates will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post and will be subject to an enhanced CRB check. Cambian is an equal opportunities employer.

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