Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 7)
- Cygnet Health Care
- £42,000 a year FTE
- Closing date
- 17 Feb 2023
- Occupational Therapist
- Contract Type
- Part Time
We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this post. If you have a history of demonstrating clinical expertise & a passion for developing others this could be an opportunity for your next challenge.
Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Cygnet Wast Hills provides support for 21 individuals with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support individuals who may be detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement.
Main duties of the job
As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work as an autonomous clinician, providing specialist assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction.
You will lead the occupational therapy department, and be part of the senior management team. An integral part of this role will be supporting student education within the team.
This role includes opportunities for learning, development and research, supported by a robust appraisal and supervision structure based on RCOTs Career Development Framework.
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.
Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?
Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.
Salary: Starting from £42,000 pro rata per annum
Working hours:16 hours - 28 hours per week
Service Line: Learning Disability Mental Health
Summary of the site
Located in Kings Norton, Birmingham, Cygnet Wast Hills provides support for 21 individuals with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs. The team can also support individuals who may be detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours, or who have significant difficulties with social engagement. We accept emergency referrals and the team is experienced in managing them quickly and efficiently to ensure the transition for the individual is as smooth as possible.
Cygnet Wast Hills is currently undergoing a refurbishment to improve the environment for the individuals we support and allow them more opportunities to progress through their care pathway towards greater independence.
In line with building the right support, we support individuals who have different levels of need in their own space which is tailored to their own sensory needs.
- 8 en-suite bedrooms and 3 bespoke single occupancy flats in the main house New refurbished beds available in early 2023
- 3 bespoke single occupancy flats in the courtyard that is attached to the main house New refurbished beds available in early 2023
- 4 bespoke single occupancy flats in the Annexe New refurbished beds now open
- 3 bespoke single occupancy flats in the Gate Lodge New refurbished beds opening in mid-2023
The ideal candidate will be Sensory Intergration qualified, but are happy to support the right candidate to complete this training
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.
For more insight into life as an OT at Cygnet Health Care visit;
Here you can listen to the opinions, stories and advice from our exceptional OTs it could help the next step in your career.
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: Rebecca Griffiths on 01623 741730.
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.
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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 -
- 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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