Rotational Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG35457

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Heathers, B70 0HD
£29,544 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 18 April 2024

Are you a Band 5 or newly qualified OT who would like to develop your experience in Mental Health Services? Are you ready to expand your clinical skills?

We are looking to recruit new graduates or established Band 5s to an exciting rotational Occupational Therapy position. You will be working across our expanded rotation covering a number of sites within the West Midlands region.

The sites within the region currently include, PICU & Acute Mental Health Hospitals, Mental Health Rehabilitation & Recovery Hospitals, Learning Disabilities & Autism In-Patient services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and a Neuropsychiatry Hospital.

Post: Permanent Rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist.

Salary: £29,544

Base: Rotation through a selection of our services within the West Midlands.

Responsible for: The post holder may be required to supervise an Occupational Therapy Assistant with support by the Band 6 OT/Head OT.  

Responsible to: Specialist OT (Band 6)/Head OT (Band 7).  

Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Location: West Midlands

Join our supportive and friendly team and make an application today.

With over 150 OTs in the company, we also work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with various specialist interest groups to tap into, including Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.

Overview of sites/Ward:

The successful applicant will be placed on the rotation, which will include a number of sites in the West Midlands region. Rotations are 12 months in duration, allowing for the development of the specialist skills.

The sites within the region currently include-

Cygnet Hospital Wolverhampton is our new state-of-the-art PICU & Acute hospital for men, the service will feature two wards. A 12 bed PICU ward and a 17 bed Acute ward. Cygnet Hospital Oldbury is our new state-of-the-art PICU & Acute hospital for women, the service will feature two wards. A 12 bed PICU ward and a 15 bed Acute ward.

Cygnet Sedgley Lodge is a 14-bed high dependency rehabilitation service for men with mental health issues and Cygnet Raglan House is a 25-bed high dependency rehabilitation service for women.

Cygnet Cedars is a 24-bed high dependency complex care service for men and Cygnet Elms is a 10- bed high dependency complex care service for women. Both sites support individuals with learning disabilities, associated complex needs who may have behaviours that challenge. Cygnet Wast Hills provides support for 21- bed for males with autism, learning disabilities and complex needs.

Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital is our state-of-the-art Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) hospital in Coventry. The service supports young people aged between 12 and 18 with mental health needs in low secure, psychiatric intensive care and acute environments.

Cygnet Heathers is a 20 bed service providing neuropsychiatric rehabilitation for men with mental health difficulties and acquired brain injury.

Patients may also have forensic histories and other complex needs. The hospitals have further step-down services, allowing for further community integration and focus on daily living skills.

Your Role:

As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care. Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and support will be provided by experienced Therapists already working in each service line, with a focus on developing your skills.

In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to service user’s diagnosis and identified needs. This will be based upon findings from assessments including associated risks, in order to develop treatment plans accordingly.

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. Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
  3. You will be a part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team comprising of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Nursing. Your Occupational Therapy team will also include qualified Occupational Therapists and Therapy co-ordinators.
  4. National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, Learning Disability and ASD, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS.
  5. Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions.

The Successful Candidate should be/have:

  • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • Experience or at least interest in the field of adult mental health
  • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Interested in student education

In return we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary of £29,544
  • Support to complete your Preceptorship
  • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Leadership and Management, Sensory Integration
  • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
  • On site clinical supervision and offsite peer support
  • 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

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.

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.

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 Therapists, we’d be more than happy to facilitate this.

Please contact: Hailey Roberts Head OT / Fatema Meghjee Head OT or our in house recruiter

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