• Support Worker at ​Synapse Services

    work Support Worker
    placePort harcourt, Rivers
    Date Posted: 2020-08-06

    Synapse Services is a Centre for Psychological Medicine that is committed to providing a full range of mental health and substance misuse services in a caring, patient- centred environment. We are located in the heart of Nigeria - Abuja, with branches in Lagos, and Anambra state.

    We are about starting a New Service in Port Harcourt called The Synapse Japonica and seek suitable candidates to join the team in the position of a Support Worker in Port - Harcourt, Rivers

    Reports to: Ward Manager

    Job Purpose

    • To assist in the provision of care and support under the guidance of a qualified nurse.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide personalised care and support services to patients
    • Support the nurses on duty and the clinicians while they carry out their duties
    • Assist patients with their personal hygiene in the morning
    • Make sure patient’s bed area and the dining area are cleaned after use
    • Interact more with patients during their activity schedule
    • Maintain continuous contact with patients in the Facility without ever leaving them unattended to.
    • Receive instructions from the nurse in charge of the ward at all times
    • Complete observation charts and handover checklist
    • Ensure the patient’s environment is safe and neat; free from harmful objects
    • Ensure that electrical appliances e.g. bulbs, Air conditions and other appliances are switched off when not in use.
    • Monitor and observe patient closely and report behavioural changes.
    • Physical Care: intervene in areas of physical need to ensure that patients have good levels of personal hygiene, nutrition, sleep et cetera.
      • Assist in patient’s body, oral, nail and hair cares.
      • If the need be, bathe patients, lay their beds
    • Manage potentially violent and confrontational situations with patients
    • Assist service users/patients with activities of daily living under the supervision of senior staff
    • To escort service users/patients as required under the guidance and supervision of the qualified nurse
    • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Nurse or clinicians


    • Minimum of ND in Health-Related and other Social Sciences Course

    Method of Application
    Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications and CV on or before 20th August, 2020

    Note: The subject of the email should be the job title - location e.g “Support Worker- Port Harcourt” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.

    work Support Worker

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