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Mental Health Support Worker
Ref: CYG34659

Location
Maidstone, ME14 5FT
Salary
£24,384.36 per annum
Hours
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 29 February 2024

Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our state-of-the-art, 63 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone. 

We are currently recruiting full time Support workers with a passion for delivering outstanding care to work on either Bearsted or Roseacre Wards. Bearsted Ward is our 15 bed male PICU service and Roseacre Ward is our Highly Specialised Personality Disorder service for women.

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.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while being part of an organisation that cares about helping people

Your day-to-day:

  • Work as part of the Multi-Disciplinary Team to support implementation of the treatments and therapy as per the service users’ care plans.
  • Compliment and provide support to the qualified nurses.
  • Undertake safe observations of patients sometimes on a 1:1 basis or with other staff.
  • Meet the physical and emotional needs of the service users in a caring and empathic manner.
  • Play an active role in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing by providing and supporting individual or group work.
  • Maintain a safe, clean and enjoyable environment to live and work in.
  • Work within Safeguarding guidelines
  • Undertake training in de-escalation and PMVA techniques to support patients with potentially violent or aggressive behaviours towards themselves or others.

We're looking for people who have:

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be a good team player
  • Resilience, caring and empathic
  • 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
  • Flexibility regarding shift patterns and ward changes according to the needs of the hospital

In return we’ll offer you:

  • Paid 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/ 

Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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