Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
Ref: CYG33323

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Taunton, TA3 7BQ
£30,000 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 23 November 2023

Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?

About Us

Cygnet was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Your role

Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Are you a newly qualified (or due to Qualify) Band 5 OT who is passionate about sharing and developing your knowledge and skills in a wholly supportive environment?

Do you have bundles of creativity, enthusiasm and a caring nature to support our patients in their mental health journey?

We have the exciting opportunity here at Taunton, where you will be supported to afford our patients the opportunity to assess, support and offer brief evidence based interventions based on specific needs of each individual. You will become an integral part of the MDT providing an evidence based therapeutic programme through a range of activities both within the hospital and in the community. We use a variety of different media to support all patients in their mental health.

You will also be part of a small Occupational Therapy team, where emphasis is placed fully on supporting and developing you through a comprehensive induction programme, preceptorship, weekly and monthly check-ins and supervisions. At Cygnet we offer a number of development opportunities within the organisation such as clinical development (MOHO and VdTMoCA) and well as managerial development (leadership pathways).

Service Line: Mental Health

Summary of Site: Cygnet Taunton is a small 54 bedded Hospital which works as a fully collaborative site, working in a unique countryside setting being both close to the coast and areas of outstanding natural beauty and we are very fortunate to have our hospital based in wonderfully peaceful countryside with over 12 acres of grounds in the hospital, which offers many therapeutic outdoor spaces.

Based on one of our acute, working-age male mental health wards, which is split into a 9 bedded admission unit with a 4 bed step down unit, you will be working with and alongside a cohesive, collaborative and supportive MDT consisting of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate Doctor, Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist, Ward Manager, Nursing Staff and support Workers as well as Activity Coordinators

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.

Occupational Therapy Preceptorship & Induction:

We understand the pandemic has brought with it challenging times, and we recognise this may have had an impact on some of your placement experiences. We offer an Occupational Therapy 12 month preceptorship programme to support and consolidate core Occupational Therapy Skills.

5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  3. Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  4. Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  5. We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.

Cygnet Benefits

  • £1,000 welcome bonus
  • 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 it’s 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 which we strongly encourage, we’d be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Maria Harris (Head of Occupational Therapy) on 01823 326647

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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