We’re about to start recruiting for people to join our new team,
across a range of functions:
Care and support | Nursing | Allied Health (Previously MDT) | Management | Hospitality Services
Training will begin in July and August ahead of the September opening and we’re inviting people to register their interest now. So, with patient care, teamwork and training opportunities at the heart of what we do, why not see how you could play an important role helping deliver high quality care in Maidstone?
Delivering therapy, improving people’s lives
Our treatment is based on the principles of the recovery model of care, including psychological therapies, occupational therapy, social therapy, physical healthcare and medication. It’s run in a boundaried, therapeutic manner, designed to provide the structure and skills needed by people, to develop a life worth living beyond hospital.
Providing 65 beds across four separate services, there will be generous facilities at Cygnet Maidstone, for therapeutic and recreational activities, training and administration.
- Male PICU
Our Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU) services provide placements for individuals who are aged over 18, detained under an appropriate Section of the Mental Health Act / Order and are experiencing difficulties which present a risk to their wellbeing, or that of others.
The aim within our psychiatric intensive care services is for short, rapid interventions to help people regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and return home.
- Male Mental Health Rehab Service
The service will treat adult men, aged 18-65, who are detained under the Metal Health Act, and require a period of treatment and rehabilitation in order to be able to continue living their lives in a more community based setting. Some of the men may have a forensic history which has been related to their mental ill-health.
The primary aim of the service is to provide therapeutic interventions which help people regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting or return home after treatment. The average length of stay is expected to be around 12 months.
- Female Personality Disorder
The service will treat adult women, aged 18-65, who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, and who require treatment within a hospital setting due to their risk of harm to self. The ward will use a highly specialised, evidence-based therapy called Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
The primary aim of the ward is to keep service users safe, support them to learn how to manage their mental health, and reinforce their daily living skills and prepare for independent life back in the community. Average length of stay is expected to be around 9 months.
At Cygnet, we genuinely live and breathe our values. We believe they underpin everything we do as a provider of specialist mental healthcare and as a responsible employer.
The right kind of space
Our environments are built not only with our patients in mind, but our employees too. The £18m investment in our brand new, purpose-built mental health facility at Maidstone is proof of this. Each service user will have an average of 86 square metres of floor space – the highest of any Cygnet development so far. We believe it’s a great place to work, and we think you will too, if you join us.
Committed to great care
We always support our patients in the most compassionate way to help improve their mental and physical wellbeing and achieve their quality-of-life goals.
Our employees play a pivotal role in creating the right environment, interactions and behaviours for the patients. And we provide the right training and develop the right skills within our team, to ensure the best possible support to our service users at all times.
We’re committed to caring for our patients and we know you will be too.
Register your interest today
If you’d like to find out more about our available roles, please register your interest or upload your CV below.