Occupational Therapist

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Huddersfield
Salary
£27,500 to £29,500 a year
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

We are currently recruiting for an outstanding Occupational Therapist to join our team at Gledholt. Gledholt is a 9 bedded Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Service based in the heart of Huddersfield. Our aim is to support residents with a diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and/or mental health to integrate back into society, promote independence and also support overall quality of life.

Base: Gledholt, 32 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4EZ

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

Within this role, you will contribute to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy service at our Gledholt service, you will work under the supervision of a Highly Specialist Band 7 Occupational Therapist.

You will support residents through the Rehabilitative Occupational Therapy pathway. You will also have the support of two Activity Co-ordinators, who will provide therapeutic interventions and meaningful activity engagement for each resident.

At Cygnet Healthcare, we have a strong occupational focus through support and direction from Clinical Leads and our Occupational Therapy Directors. We use evidence-based practice within each of our service lines, as defined by our clinical steering groups, of which Occupational Therapists play a key role.

About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 12 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 Gledholt as we are currently recruiting for an outstanding Occupational Therapist to join our team. Gledholt is a 9 bedded Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Service based in the heart of Huddersfield. Our aim is to support residents with a diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and/or mental health to integrate back into society, promote independence and also support overall quality of life.

Within this role, you will contribute to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy service at our Gledholt service, you will work under the supervision of a Highly Specialist Band 7 Occupational Therapist. You will support residents through the Rehabilitative Occupational Therapy pathway. You will also have the support of two Activity Co-ordinators, who will provide therapeutic interventions and meaningful activity engagement for each resident.

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

Base:Gledholt, 32 Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, HD1 4EZ

Hours: 40 hours

Responsible for: Contributing to the maintenance and development of the Occupational Therapy department at Cygnet Gledholt. 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 Unit Manager.

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.

  • Main duties

    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. You will promote the importance of enabling people to do the things they want, need or are expected to do to support them being well in life. This role includes opportunities for learning, development and research, supported by a robust appraisal and supervision structure based on RCOTs Career Development Framework.

    Service Description

    Gledholt is an enhanced community residential service providing outcome focused support for adults with learning disabilities and mental health. It is a 9 bedded community based service that promotes quality of life alongside for men and women in a therapeutic and homely setting. The team works closely and collaboratively with residents, their family and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge.

    The Occupational Therapy department at Gledholt consists of 2 qualified OTs and 2 activity coordinators. There is a strong focus on community integration and Gledholt is fortunate to be situated in close proximity to a variety of rehabilitative establishments.

    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.

    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:

    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
    • 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.

    What next?

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

    Click the link to apply or email a copy of your CV to hannahdunlop@cygnethealth.co.uk

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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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