Bank Support Worker
Ref: CYG10189


  • Location
  • Cygnet Maidstone, Gidds Pond Road, Off Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
  • Salary
  • £9.86 per hour Monday - Friday (days and nights), £11.55 per hour on weekends (days/nights)
  • Hours
  • Bank
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

    We are currently recruiting bank staff for Bearsted Ward, our Specialist PICU Service for Men who are looking for flexibilty and can offer ad-hoc shifts to cover for annual leave, sickness, training, etc. to suit individual lifestyles and availabilty.

    Our aim is a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and ultimately return home.

    As an active member of our dynamic team, you’ll provide support for our nursing staff including the admission, assessment, implementation and discharge of inpatients, with a focus on dignity and safety at all times.

    In this role you’ll:

    • Offer enhanced care with a flexible learning approach for all our patients
    • Work in the hospital area, providing guidance and encouragement to patients through physical and emotional support
    • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in
    • Assist patients with their medical and welfare needs and report as required
    • Safeguard patients
    • Learn about individuals’ specific needs and provide help in the most appropriate way

    We're looking for people who have:

    • Previous inpatient mental health experience in a challenging and/or an acute setting
    • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
    • The sensitivity and energy required to provide a trusting, stimulating and varied lifestyle for the patients
    • A genuine desire to make a real difference in people’s lives
    • A strong, flexible mental aptitude and an ability to cope with the physical demands of the role
    • NVQ level 2 in a relevant care setting is preferable but not essential

    In return we will offer you

    • Flexible working
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • DBS paid
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Opportunity to undertake further learning with our excellent apprenticeship scheme
    • Subsidised meals

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

     

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