Care and Support Worker
Ref: CYG10928


  • Location
  • Cygnet Maidstone, Gidds Pond Road, Off Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
  • Salary
  • £8.84 - £11.50 per hour depending on experience + Enhancements
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2020
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    We are currently recruiting for a full time support worker for Bearsted Ward, our Specialist PICU Service for Men based at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone which is a private state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults.

    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
    • Flexibilty to work shift patterns on a rota basis including days, nights and weekend
    • 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’ll offer you:

    • Full training and Induction
    • Regular coaching and support
    • DBS paid
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • Company pension scheme
    • Company paid Life Assurance scheme
    • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks
    • Health Cash Plan
    • Subsidised meals on duty
    • For further details on all our benefits, please visit https://cygnetjobs.co.uk/benefits/ 

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

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