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Date Added: Fri 01/03/2024

Support Worker

Bury St Edmunds, IP30, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: Annual Salary of up to £27,105 + £300 welcome bonus

Be part of making lives better as a Support Worker at The Chimneys in Bury St Edmunds and experience what delivering great healthcare should feel like.

Use your knowledge, experience, and caring nature to make a positive difference to the lives of women with an emerging or personality disorder.  

You'll be looked after, with a fulfilling career where you're valued, recognised, and supported, with colleagues there for you and a culture built on kindness and teamwork.

There's also a range of training and development options available to help you achieve your career aspirations, allowing you to grow and succeed as a Support Worker and beyond. Over 2,000 staff had a promotion last year, that's 25% of the workforce, so the opportunities really are there.  

What you will be doing

You will join an inclusive and supportive team that works well together to provide care to people with an emerging or personality disorder, using your knowledge and skills to help people along their recover pathway towards leading a valued and fulfilled life.

Your day-to-day will include ward rounds, analysing behaviours and adapting care accordingly with colleagues, updating patient records, and providing overall care and support, which may include assisting with personal hygiene.  

It can be quite a challenging environment at times, so a positive attitude, compassion, resilience and vigilance are important. But it is hugely rewarding to see people improve because of your involvement, knowing that you've made someone's life better.

If you have a driving license you may be asked to drive for the service.

The shift pattern is 12.5 hours a day, 3-4 days a week including nights and weekends. 

Where you will be working:

Location: New Rd, Rougham, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds IP30 9LR

You will be working at The Chimneys Clinic, a 12 bedded service providing specialist care that is specifically designed to support women that have a diagnosis of an emerging or personality disorder.

Working alongside the multidisciplinary team at The Chimney's, you will support with mindful practice, high levels of engagement and think on your feet to create activities to aid the recovery for each young woman within their journey.

The focus of the service is to enable the young women to work on ways to decrease harmful behaviours and replace them with effective strategies to enhance their lives and help them reach their personal life goals.

What you will get

  • Annual salary of up to £27,105
  • £300 Welcome Bonus
  • The equivalent of 33 days annual leave (inc Bank Holidays) - plus your birthday off!
  • Free meals and parking
  • Wellbeing support and activities to help you maintain a great work-life balance.
  • Career development and training to help you achieve your career goals.
  • Pension contribution to secure your future.
  • Life Assurance for added peace of mind.
  • Enhanced Maternity Package so you can truly enjoy this special time.

There are also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers and much more.

About your next employer

You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with over 8,000 employees and a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 90 services across England and Wales covering Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is opportunity for you to grow and move. 

Elysium Healthcare is part of Ramsay Health Care with a global network that extends across 10 countries and employs over 86,000 people globally. 

Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.


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