Site or Unit :
Huntercombe Hospital RoehamptonAddress :
Holybourne Avenue London SW15 4JDContracted Weekly Hours : 37.625
The Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton is a 39 bedded purpose-built psychiatric intensive care unit in South West London. The hospital provides a secure and safe, gender-specific environment for adults who have suffered an acute deterioration or relapse in their mental wellbeing.
The hospital is located just off the A306 in Roehampton, 4 miles from Richmond and 9 miles from central London. We employ staff in a variety of different roles and provide ongoing support with comprehensive training, learning and development opportunities.
We specialise in providing intensive and bespoke, individualised treatment plans and accept those with multiple diagnoses, complex health needs and challenging behaviours from across the country who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007). We currently have over 150 employees and we have a low turnover of staff. The hospital is ideally situated on local bus routes and close to main line train stations. The amenities within the area include an ASDA supermarket and local shopping facilities. The hospital is situated next to the beautiful National Nature Reserve, Richmond Park. The convenient location of the hospital offers easy access on the bus to Central London. The hospital benefits from the following facilities, gym, therapy kitchen, OT garden, outdoor sports area and learning skills/Art room.
As a Support Worker you will support the senior team in the running of the shift, whilst showing warmth and support to our patients/residents and their families; helping to promote independence and dignity and positively enhancing the lives of individuals in our care.
This exciting and dynamic role will place you at the heart of the team, working closely with residents/patients and other external professionals to deliver the best care and rehabilitation.
So as a Support Worker what do you need to do to make this happen?
- To assist the trained staff in their duties
- Be involved in maintaining and developing a high standard of the care for the person by being aware of their individual needs and care programmes
- Report to the senior in charge any information given by the resident/patient or relative, and any incident or observation which may affect their physical or mental well-being
- Provide practical assistance to the resident/patient, where needed, in carrying out everyday living tasks whilst encouraging them to develop their daily living skills
- To help to provide an environment which is helpful to people with varied and complex needs realising their potential to live as independently as they can find possible
- Be actively involved with the day to day routine in individual and group activities
- Practice within a legal framework encompassing statutory, organisational policy and guidelines.