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  • Posted: Jan 24, 2022
    Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
  • Synapse Services is the largest provider of Mental Healthcare Service in West Africa. We provide patient centred care in a calm and serene environment with a robust mixture of Local and Internationally trained professionals.
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    Support Staff

    Job Summary: Member of a multidisciplinary team; as sists in the provision of safe and empathetic personal care to people who experience mental illness, and who use mental health services, under the guidance of a qualified nurse.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities of a mental health support worker:

    • Support the nurses on duty and other clinicians while they carry out their duties            
    • Receive and implement instructions from the nurses in charge of the wards at all times 
    • Welcome patients and facilitate a friendly environment to enable them acclimatize to their new environment                                                                                                                             
    • Ensure the safety of patients and their living environment at all times; ensure patients are never left unattended in the facility or while on external activities                           
    • Physical care of patients: assist when circumstances require, in maintaining personal hygiene – bathing, dressing –, feeding, making beds, arranging personal effects, etc.       
    • Interact with and support patients during therapeutic activities and recreation 
    • Assist to de-escalate and/or restrain aggressive/violent patients when required    
    • Supervise the scheduled regular cleaning of patients’ rooms and shared areas during all shifts Complete all observation charts and handover checklists promptly and conscientiously, with adequate attention to detail
    • Ensure that electrical appliances e.g. bulbs, air conditioners, heaters, etc. are switched off when not in us
    • Promptly report damages, and supervise repairs and maintenance activities in the facility  
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Nurse or clinicians

    Requirements and experience  

    • ONLY OND holders can apply for this role 
    • Previous work experience in a mental health or general health care facility will be an advantage. Compassionate and patient  
    • Strong-willed, able to solve crises and work in a team    
    • Good communication skill
    • Male Preferably for Gender Equality 

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