Specialist Occupational Therapist (band 6) FTC

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Wyke
Salary
£33,000 to £38,000 a year
Closing date
7 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist (band 6) - fixed term maternity cover (9-12 months) October 2022 start date.

We are currently recruiting for a confident band 6 Occupational Therapist who is ready for a more rewarding clinical challenge working on 15 bed rehabilitation ward for men with mental illness and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Base: Cygnet Hospital Wyke, Adarna ward, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Rd, Wyke, Bradford BD12 8LR

Main duties of the job

Within this role you will provide specialist assessment, analysis and treatment of occupational dysfunction, enabling people to do the things they want, need or are expected to do to support them being well in life.

You will also support the learning of others through supervising, mentoring and coaching, and to lead in a specific area with some responsibility for service and team performance.

You will manage a case load of 15 service users with the support of an Occupational Therapy Assistant and two Activity Co-ordinators. You will be responsible for completing the occupational therapy process of assessment, intervention and documentation for your case load. This will include sensory assessments and interventions. Prior knowledge of sensory integration is desirable but not essential for this role.

You will provide leadership to promote the Occupational Therapy profession, through taking responsibility for service and team performance in a specific area. You will be responsible for supervising junior staff and contributing to student education.

This role includes opportunities for learning, development and research, supported by a robust appraisal and supervision structure based on RCOTs Career Development Framework.

About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 11 different service lines, we have evidence-based established models of care to ensure we provide the highest quality care and support.

Our dedicated and expert teams of over 10 000 employees, support over 2800 individuals in a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care, through co-production, recovery and rehabilitation.

With over 150 Occupational Therapists, we work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?
About Us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Your Role
Service Line: Mental Health Adults (Rehab, PICU, Acute)

Site: Cygnet Hospital Wyke, Bradford,BD12 8LR

Hours: 40 hours per week (This is a fixed term contract 9-12 months)

Summary of the site:

Cygnet Hospital Wyke is a large mental health service in Bradford. There are 3 wards within the hospital;
  • Adarna Ward Rehabilitation Service for men with Mental Illness and Autism Spectrum Disorder 15 beds
  • Bennu Ward Specialist PICU service for men 12 beds
  • Phoenix Ward Acute service for men 19 beds

Each ward has a full time Occupational Therapist and two activity co-ordinators. Adarna ward is also supported by an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Our environment includes a gym, onsite vocational activities, ADL kitchens, a sensory room and other therapeutic spaces.

The clinical focus on Adarna ward is the recovery of service users through meaningful engagement both within the service and in the local community. Our aim is to support individuals to live with their condition and to discharge them onto the least restrictive setting suitable for them. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) work together with service users to provide holistic person-centred assessments and care plans.

Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors we support over 150 Occupational Therapists. Working together as a large team we provide support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway.

We ensure our occupational therapists have a voice through participating in service model development, utilising the expertise and support of our clinical lead occupational therapists.

For more insight into life as an OT at Cygnet Health Care visit;https://join.cygnethealth.co.uk/ot-life/. Here you can listen to the opinions, stories and advice from our exceptional OTs it could help the next step in your career.

5 reasons why you should make an application today
  • We care about people in our services
  • Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  • Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  • Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  • We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.

Cygnet Health Care Benefits
  • Free parking
  • Free meals for staff on duty
  • Relocation package available
  • Group pension plan helping you save for your future
  • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts)
  • Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
  • Plus much more

A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether its saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure or securing your future with professional development and a pension we support you to be happy both in & out of work.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others every day.

If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit, wed be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Clodagh Burns on 07713784223.

What next?

If you care about making a difference we want to talk to you.

Click the button to apply, or send your CV to lisandraferreira@cygnethealth.co.uk
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Employer details
Employer name

Cygnet Health Care

Address

Wyke

BD12 8LR

Employer's website

https://www.cygnethealth.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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Company

Empowering people and making a positive difference

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

Our great team believe in -

  • Togetherness
  • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
  • Making a real difference in people's lives
  • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

Dedicated people who change lives together

At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

  • Leadership Team
  • Doctors & Consultants Team
  • Nursing Team
  • Allied Health & Psychology Team
  • Education Team
  • Care & Support Team
  • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team

 

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