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Occupational Therapist (Band 6/7)

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Darlington
Salary
Depending on experience Up to £42,000 per annum (FTE)
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Post 1 (Part time 2-3 days) Oaklands (Hexham; Northumberland): Oaklands is a 15 bed specialist residential service with nursing, supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in Hexham, Northumberland.

Post 2 (Part time 2-3 days) Hollyhurst (Darlington; County Durham) & Thornfield Grange (Bishop Auckland; County Durham): Thornfield Grange is a 9 bed specialist residential service with nursing, supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in Bishop Auckland; County Durham.

Hollyhurst is a 19 bed specialist residential service with nursing, supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in Darlington; County Durham.

Main duties of the job

For the role/s the post holder will have support from the Activity co-ordinator (1 Activity Coordinator per home) and will be provided with frequent clinical supervision. Although experience in sensory integration is desired, formal recognised training will be provided to support the skill development in this area.

Full MDT attached to the services. The team support individuals who have additional mental or physical health needs and behaviours that may challenge, as well as those who have significant difficulties with social engagement and inclusion. Our goal is to enable residents to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their needs.

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:

Learning Disability Other (ASD Residential)

Summary of the sites

The post holder will work within our social care residential homes as below. The post is full time for all 3 homes or part time for Post 1 and Post 2 as identified below. We are a supportive employer who is open to flexible working hours. For further discussions please contact Sheeba Devendran: 07548705383.
  • Band 7 Occupational Therapist

  • Salary £41,000 £46,000 full time equivalent/pro rata

    2. Band 6 Occupational Therapist

    Salary £33,000 £39,000 full time equivalent/pro rata

    For the role/s the post holder will have support from the Activity co-ordinator (1 Activity Coordinator per home) and will be provided with frequent clinical supervision. Although experience in sensory integration is desired, formal recognised training will be provided to support the skill development in this area.

    Full MDT attached to the services. The team support individuals who have additional mental or physical health needs and behaviours that may challenge, as well as those who have significant difficulties with social engagement and inclusion. Our goal is to enable residents to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their needs.

    Post 1 (Part time 2-3 days) Oaklands (Hexham; Northumberland):

    Oaklands is a 15 bed specialist residential service with nursing, supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in Hexham, Northumberland.

    Post 2 (Part time 2-3 days) Hollyhurst (Darlington; County Durham) & Thornfield Grange (Bishop Auckland; County Durham):

    Thornfield Grange is a 9 bed specialist residential service with nursing, supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in Bishop Auckland; County Durham.

    Hollyhurst is a 19 bed specialist residential service with nursing, supporting individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs in Darlington; County Durham.

    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.

    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: Sheeba Devendran: 07548705383

    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*

    What next?

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

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

    Cygnet Health Care

    Address

    Darlington

    DL3 9LN

    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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