Weekend Kitchen Assistant

About Cardinal Clinic

Cardinal Clinic is a private mental health hospital which has been providing outstanding mental health care for 45 years, from our base in Windsor, Berkshire.  We employ around 100 staff and have around 50 self-employed clinicians.  As a team, we serve an in-patient unit of 23 beds, a day care service and we hold more than 20,000 out-patient appointments per year.

About the Role

  • This role involves assisting with serving meals, washing up and general kitchen duties.
  • Previous kitchen experience / hygiene certificate an advantage.
  • The ideal candidate will be friendly, energetic and have a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Saturday & Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Sunday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., with the opportunity to work additional hours

How to apply

Please contact  Linda Pittick.
Tel: 01753 869755

IT Business Partner

About Cardinal Clinic

Cardinal Clinic is a private mental health hospital which has been providing outstanding mental health care for 45 years, from our base in Windsor, Berkshire.  We employ around 100 staff and have around 50 self-employed clinicians.  As a team, we serve an in-patient unit of 23 beds, a day care service and we hold more than 20,000 out-patient appointments per year.

About the Requirement

Over the last two years, Cardinal Clinic has undertaken a significant programme of IT projects which have modernised our approach to patient care and further strengthened the availability and security of patient information.  These have been based around the Microsoft Office 365 suite of products.

We have ambitious plans for the Cardinal Clinic business and expect IT to play an increasing role in the provision of mental health care in the coming years.  Building a strong team who support the clinical and administrative teams with highly effective IT is a critical requirement to this.  The IT Business Partner will work with operational teams to identify opportunities, develop specifications, project manage the delivery and support the users through rollout and during business-as-usual activities.

About the Role

  • Work as a partner to the clinical, administrative and professional services functions to ensure that IT systems support our business strategy.
  • Identify opportunities for improved clinical care, efficiency, data security or clinician support and propose IT projects to realise those opportunities.
  • Project manage the delivery of IT initiatives and work with our development partners to facilitate successful implementation.
  • Work with business teams to ensure new initiatives are rolled out successfully with the minimum of disruption and ensure users receive timely and effective support for all systems.
  • Become a trusted partner to operational teams in providing technology solutions to business challenges.
  • Be aware of developments in technology which could support improving the accessibility or quality of mental health care and propose initiatives which could harness this potential.

About the Successful Applicant

The key attributes required include:

  • Through understanding of the Microsoft Office 365 suite including SharePoint up to administrative level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills which enable non-technical staff to understand IT initiatives.
  • Experience in IT project management using a recognised project management methodology such as Prince2 or PMP.
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into a specification for development.
  • Ability to build effective relationships throughout the organisation and with external companies.
  • Ability to identify innovative solutions that address business challenges and propose projects.
  • Can demonstrate the ability to deliver projects on time, on budget and at agreed quality.
  • Ability to bring innovative ideas that support the business strategy.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in an IT or business administration discipline. Consideration would also be given to an equivalent understanding gained through experience.
  • Certification in a recognised project management methodology or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge gained through experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience of delivering IT projects, preferably within a Microsoft environment.

 

Twilight Nurse Assistant (Bank Position)

About Cardinal Clinic

Cardinal Clinic is a private mental health hospital which has been providing outstanding mental health care for 45 years, from our base in Windsor, Berkshire.  We employ around 100 staff and have around 50 self-employed clinicians.  As a team, we serve an in-patient unit of 23 beds, a day care service and we hold more than 20,000 out-patient appointments per year.

About the Role

  • We are looking for Twilight Nurse Assistant to assist the Nursing Team with light duties.
  • Hours: 8.00 pm – 11.00 pm
  • Applicants should have an interest in mental health, be caring, enthusiastic and flexible in their approach.

How to apply

Please contact Sarah Kaiser or Linda Pittick.
Tel: 01753 869755

Bank Nurse (RMN)

About Cardinal Clinic

Cardinal Clinic is a private mental health hospital which has been providing outstanding mental health care for 45 years, from our base in Windsor, Berkshire.  We employ around 100 staff and have around 50 self-employed clinicians.  As a team, we serve an in-patient unit of 23 beds, a day care service and we hold more than 20,000 out-patient appointments per year.

About the Role

  • We are looking for a Day/Night Bank Nurse (RMN) to join our wonderful Nursing team.
  • Salary negotiable and based on experience and skills.

About the Successful Applicant

  • A Nurse looking for extra hours working with a professional and friendly team.
  • Applicants should be knowledgeable in Risk Assessments, CPA, Multidisciplinary team working, Care Planning and ideally be able to facilitate Group work.

How to apply

Please contact Sarah Kaiser or Linda Pittick.
Tel: 01753 869755

Bipolar Disorder Support

DAY PROGRAMME & MODULAR GROUPS

DATE: TBC                                                                 

COST:  £360.00 for 6 weeks

FACILITATOR: Toria Tutt

CO-FACILITATOR:  Aimee Keith

If you are interested in joining this course please register your interest here

 

OVERVIEW:

A group for people with a diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The group will provide psychoeducation and experiential exercises, in a supportive environment where you are with people who are having similar difficulties to yourself.  This course is relevant for people with a diagnosis of OCD.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

 

Aim: 
  • Understand bipolar disorder
  • Understand treatment strategies that can be used to manage bipolar disorder
  • Begin to explore and use treatment strategies
  • Share experiences of Bipolar
 Inclusion Criteria:
  • Have a diagnosis of Bipolar Mood Disorder (Bipolar I or Bipolar II)
  • Able to reflect on the experience of their illness
  • Would like to work on strategies to help manage the illness
  • Willing to work in a group
Course Content:

Week 1:   Introduction and understanding Bipolar

Week 2:   Early detection of Bipolar

Week 3:   Living with Bipolar

Week 4:   Cognitive symptoms and Bipolar

Week 5:   Behavioural symptoms and Bipolar

Week 6:   Relapse prevention

CBT for Anxiety

DAY PROGRAMME & MODULAR GROUPS

DATE: TBC                                                                  

COST:  £360.00 for 6 weeks

FACILITATOR: Anita Merry

CO-FACILITATOR: Aimee Keith

If you are interested in joining this course please register your interest here

OVERVIEW:

Anxiety can be one of the most debilitating mental health disorders and this modular course of CBT groups is aimed at those struggling with a wide range of symptoms of Anxiety whether in a general, social or health context. We will also look at ideas and strategies for co-existing difficulties such as depression, phobia and panic since they often arise alongside general anxiety.

COURSE OVERVIEW:

 

Aim:    

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on working towards goals and enabling you to “become your own therapist” in dealing with any future difficulties. The two-hour format will enable you to have sufficient time to practice and incorporate the learning of a range of CBT skills and strategies. Supporting materials will be provided each week to build to a helpful resource for future reference.

Content:

Week 1:   Understanding the CBT approach and how it applies to anxiety. The role of our current thoughts and behaviours in maintaining our anxiety. Understanding the physical sensations of anxiety – the impact of biology and evolution.

Week 2:    An introduction to unhelpful thinking styles and the concept of thought challenging. Using mindfulness techniques to control physical responses for anxiety and panic.

Week 3:    Avoidance and other safety behaviours. Introducing “exposure” techniques for anxiety and phobia. A review of models, maintenance factors, unhelpful thinking traps and associated interventions for co-existing anxiety or mood disorders.

Week 4:    Understanding the role of worry and the concept of uncertainty in maintaining anxiety: introduction to the Generalised Anxiety model. Using – instead of avoiding – our emotions, and strategies to deal with worry.

Week 5:    Where does anxiety come from? Introducing automatic thoughts, dysfunctional rules and core beliefs. Identifying and adjusting our core beliefs – do they still “fit the facts” today?

Week 6:    Pulling it all together – relapse management skills. A chance to share our learning on unhelpful thoughts, rules and beliefs (and their origins) with new updated beliefs and cognitive and behavioural strategies. Participants to leave with detailed individualised plan.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

DAY PROGRAMME & MODULAR GROUPS

DATE: TBC                                                                 

COST:  £360.00 for 6 weeks

FACILITATOR: Martin Carroll

CO-FACILITATOR:  Phoebe Pearson-Hall

If you are interested in joining this course please register your interest here

 

OVERVIEW:

A group for people with a diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The group will provide psychoeducation and experiential exercises, in a supportive environment where you are with people who are having similar difficulties to yourself.  This course is relevant for people with a diagnosis of OCD.

COURSE OVERVIEW:
Aim:    
  • To help people share their understanding and experience of OCD
  • To provide an overview of the CBT model for OCD
  • To establish what your recovery goals are and how you can work towards these
Content:

Week 1:               Understanding what is OCD & how we can use CBT to help.

Week 2:               Maintenance factors for OCD, understanding how maintenance factors link to your OCD & creating your own model of this.

Week 3:               Our relationship with OCD, introducing the use of Theory A vs. Theory B in treatment. Thought suppression experiments.

Week 4:               Behaviour Experiments & the role of Exposure Response Prevention.

Week 5:               Creating your own hierarchies & planning how to manage barriers to this- looking at the role of the OCD bully voice.

Week 6:               Recovery & moving forwards with your goals. Defining what your goals & are establishing how this links to your recovery.