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Occupational Therapist (Band 5)

Cygnet Health Care
£27,500 to £29,500 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a newly qualified or current Band 5 occupational therapist?Do you have a passion for delivering outstanding care and making a positive difference to the lives of the people in your care?

This could be your perfect opportunity.

Main duties of the job

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will provide assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction under the supervision of a more senior Occupational Therapist.

An integral part of this role will be supervising others, with a focus on supporting student education within the team.

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 a Band 5 Occupational Therapist (Final year students due to register with HCPC also welcome)?
Would you like to explore a more rewarding career in mental health services?

The Cygnet Occupational Therapy Department recognise not all Occupational Therapists qualifying at present may have had the direct experience due to the national placement crisis. We offer a graded approach to caseload management, have robust supervision support and have our own preceptorship process for all newly qualified OTs to consolidate core skills.

This is an exciting time to join Cygnet Hospital Bierley as we are opening two brand new wards, one will be an acute service for Males and the other an acute service for Females. This position is for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to work on the Male Acute ward which is opening May 2023. The Male Acute ward will support up to 16 service users.

The ethos of our service will be about assessing and treating service users in the least restrictive environment and planning for discharge in a robust and timely fashion. With a focus on stabilisation, we will support service users to manage their mental health, reinforce daily living skills and prepare for independent life back in the community.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects whilereaping the rewards of making a difference to others every day.
Post:(Band 5) Occupational Therapist

Base:Male Acute Ward Cygnet Bierley

Caseload: 16 service users

Responsible for:Contributing to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy department at Cygnet Bierley. Providing assessment and treatment of occupational needs, under the supervision of a senior OT. Promoting the importance of enabling people to do the things they want, need or are expected to do to support them being well in life.

Responsible to:Occupational Therapist (Band 7) clinical supervisor, Director of Occupational Therapy and Hospital Manager.

Hours:40 hours

Location:Male Acute Ward, Cygnet Bierley, Bierley Lane, Bradford, BD4 6AD.

5 reasons why you should make an application today
  • We care about people in our services
  • Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
  • You will be 1 of 4 Occupational Therapists within the service at Cygnet Bierley.
  • National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS.
  • Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions.

  • The Successful Candidate should be/have:
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experienced in the field of mental health desired
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a hands on approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Passionate about student education

    In return we will offer you:
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Leadership & Management, and Sensory Integration.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Clinical supervision from Band 6 or 7
    • Bi-monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
    • Free parking & meals on duty
    • Relocation packages offered

    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.

    *Please note - speculative recruitment 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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    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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