Occupational Therapy Assistant

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Ealing
Salary
£22,500 a year
Closing date
18 Feb 2023

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

We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy Team to support recovery and rehabilitation activities in the integrated care pathway at Cygnet.

Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a welcoming, non-institutional environment, offering personalised treatment for service users with an eating disorder or personality disorder over two separate wards.

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapy Assistant role involves planning and implementing therapeutic activities appropriate to the needs, choices and interests of individuals in our care, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified Occupational Therapist.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant will also be working with the in-house MDT which is designed to support the individual in our care throughout their journey with us.

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.

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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

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Your Role
Service Line: Mental Health Personality Disorders

Summary of the site

Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a welcoming, non-institutional environment, offering personalised treatment for service users with an eating disorder or personality disorder over two separate wards.

The team works hard to support individuals in their recovery and personal transformation. They make use of a range of therapies including psychodynamic, family, occupational, art, drama and complementary therapies. They also believe very strongly in patient-centred care, and involve their service users in shaping their own treatment, and in all aspects of hospital life.

Cygnet Hospital Ealing is well-resourced and located in a leafy, residential area, with excellent links to the M25 and central London. The hospital building was once a house and has retained its homely feel, thanks to their welcoming, friendly staff and pleasant surroundings.

The successful candidate would spend their time planning and implementing therapeutic activities appropriate to the needs, choices and interests of individuals in our care, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified Occupational Therapist.

The role is primarily based on New Dawn Ward, nine-bed Personality Disorder service. However, it will also require some cross-cover on Sunrise Ward, a 14-bed Eating Disorder Service.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant will also be working with the in-house MDT which is designed to support the individual in our care throughout their journey with us.

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
  • We are a very supportive and friendly team
  • You will be an integral part of a large, well established MDT with extensive experience to draw from
  • We offer lots of in-service training in OT assessments and interventions
  • We support the learning and professional growth of our staff members and have supported several OTAs to progress towards studying for an Occupational Therapy qualification.


  • Cygnet Health Care Benefits
    • Free parking
    • Free meals for staff on duty
    • 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 Jacqui Russon (Head of Occupational Therapy) - 020 8991 6699.

    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
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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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