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?

Make a positive difference to your career, and the lives of others

Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for almost 30 years. With a care model that has patients at its heart and wellness as its goal, we truly focus on positive and sustained outcomes, by providing quality treatment, care and rehabilitation for our patients.  People like you help us to achieve that.

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

Our promises
to you

We know you’ll want to give the best you can to support your patients and colleagues.

In return, we’d like to make three key promises to you.

Positive change.
We’ll share a goal of creating positive change through great healthcare. So together we can be motivated by the outcomes that will improve the lives of the people in our care.

Opportunity to grow.
We’re committed to offering you encouragement, support and unlimited opportunity. So you’ll be equipped to do amazing work in great facilities, in an environment that encourages professional as well as personal development.

Inspiring people.
We work in expert teams of respected, professional and supportive colleagues. So you’ll share the trust and responsibility to make the right decisions and build lasting relationships with others you can learn from.

Our Values

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.

  • Helpful
  • Responsible
  • Respectful
  • Honest
  • Empathetic

Learning, development and career paths

At Cygnet Maidstone, you’ll receive a warm welcome into your team and the hospital. And you’ll soon realise that we’re committed to developing a positive career path for our people, giving them the opportunity to grow and be the best they can be.

For example, in addition to dedicated supervision and mentoring support, all our nurses receive a continuous programme of learning and development, evidence-based training and annual appraisals; allowing them to develop on-the-job and get closer to their long-term career goals.

Newly-qualified nurses will also have the opportunity to apply for our Preceptorship Programme, which will be completely tailored to them. And with the help of a mentor, we’ll provide all the guidance and support they need to help see the programme through to completion.

Whichever direction you’d like your career to go in, we’ll always support you to get there.

Benefits & Rewards

We reward our staff with a wide range of benefits. These include competitive pay, flexible contracts, company pension scheme, bonus schemes and access to an Employee Assistance Programme.

Cygnet Health Care staff are rewarded with a range of benefits:

  • Competitive pay ranges with enhancements for working night shifts
  • Performance and contribution recognised through pay
  • Flexible working options
  • Enhanced Maternity benefits
  • Annual holiday entitlement
  • Birthday and anniversary leave
  • A package of support for staff health and wellbeing
  • A generous company Pension Scheme
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme
  • An All-Employee Bonus Scheme
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Savings centre
  • Recruitment reward scheme
  • Free parking

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.

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