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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Blackheath
Salary
£22,500 a year
Closing date
15 Aug 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Are you an Occupational Therapy Assistant who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?

Cygnet Hospital Blackheath is situated in a bustling London location with great public transport links, community links, beautiful parks and historical landmarks such as the Greenwich Royal Observatory or the Cutty Sark.

Meridian Ward is a male Low Secure Unit with 16 beds at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath. Meridian Ward strives to improve service users wellbeing, reduce risk and facilitate individual return to optimal functioning to fully engage in their recovery.

Main duties of the job

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant the role involves planning and implementing activities as a therapeutic medium under the guidance of the Deputy Head Occupational Therapist who works full time and is based on Meridian Ward. You will also be supported by the wider Occupational Therapy Team based at Blackheath and Lewisham.

The post holder will be offered support and guidance to utilise standardised assessments and implement structured groups. In this role you will work within an MDT (which consists of Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Medical and Social Work) to support recovery and rehabilitation for service users on Meridian Ward.

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 Therapy Assistant 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: Secure Services

Summary of the site:
Meridian Ward is a male Low Secure Unit with 16 beds at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath. Meridian Ward strives to improve service users wellbeing, reduce risk and facilitate individual return to optimal functioning to fully engage in their recovery.

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant the role involves planning and implementing activities as a therapeutic medium under the guidance of the Deputy Head Occupational Therapist who works full time and is based on Meridian Ward. You will also be supported by the wider Occupational Therapy Team based at Blackheath and Lewisham. The post holder will be offered support and guidance to utilise standardised assessments and implement structured groups.

In this role you will work within an MDT (which consists of Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Medical and Social Work) to support recovery and rehabilitation for service users on Meridian Ward.

Cygnet Hospital Blackheath is situated in a bustling London location with great public transport links, community links, beautiful parks and historical landmarks such as the Greenwich Royal Observatory or the Cutty Sark.

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.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Preceptorship & Induction:

We offer an Occupational Therapy Assistant 12 month preceptorship programme to support and consolidate core Occupational Therapy Skills.

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: Jennifer Beal (Head of Occupational Therapy, Beckton, Blackheath & Lewisham) on 0207 511 2299 or Rachel Kitten (Deputy Head Occupational Therapist for Blackheath & Lewisham) on 0208 6942111.

Requirements:

The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS and reference check and an offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance.

*Recruitment agencies please note: Speculative emails are not to be sent directly to our clinical staff, these need to go via our internal recruitment team. If speculative candidates are sent directly to a member of the clinical team, we will consider these candidates as our own*

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Employer details
Employer name

Cygnet Health Care

Address

Blackheath

SE10 8AD

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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