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Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG34792

Ealing, W5 2HT
£26,086 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 7 March 2024

Are you an Occupational Therapy Assistant 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

Service Line: Mental Health Eating Disorders

Summary of the site:

Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a welcoming 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 Sunrise Ward, 14-bed Eating Disorder service. However, it will also require some cross-cover on New Dawn, a 9-bed Personality 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…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. We are a very supportive and friendly team
  3. You will be an integral part of a large, well established MDT with extensive experience to draw from
  4. We offer lots of in-service training in OT assessments and interventions
  5. 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 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 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, we’d be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact Jacqui Russon (Head of Occupational Therapy) - 020 8991 6699.

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 will consider these candidates as our own*

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