Mental Health Support Worker
Ref: CYG08644


  • Location
  • Cygnet Maidstone, Gidds Pond Road, Off Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
  • Salary
  • £16,032 - £20,237 depending on experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 14/03/2020
  • Cygnet Health Care have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

    Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone.

    The hospital is split into four distinct wards, each offering specialist mental health services:

    Roseacre Ward – Highly Specialised Personality Disorder service for women
    Kingswood Ward – High Dependency Rehabilitation service for men
    Bearsted Ward – Specialist PICU Service for Men
    Saltwood Ward – Male low secure ward

    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, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

    • Full training and Induction
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • DBS paid
    • Regular coaching and support
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • Health Cash Plan
    • Subsidised meals on duty

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

    If interested in applying, please forward your CV to abdulhafiz@cygnethealth.co.uk or click on the Apply button below.

     

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