Head of Occupational Therapy
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Joyce Parker, CV2 4FN
£45,492 - £52,058 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Sunday 30 June 2024

Would you like to explore a rewarding career experience as Head of Occupational Therapy and clinical leadership within CAMHS?

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: CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

Summary of the site

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.

The service aims to help young people stabilise and return home as soon as possible. All young people can continue their education through access to our on-site Ofsted-registered school, Summit School, if required.

The services that are provided at the hospital are:

  • Dragon Ward – a 10-bed CAMHS low secure service for young people.
  • Faun Ward – an 8-bed CAMHS PICU service for girls aged between 12 and 18 with severe mental illness.
  • Mermaid Ward – a 10-bed CAMHS PICU service for young people with severe mental illness.
  • Pixie Ward – a 10-bed CAMHS acute service for young people.

We are also able to provide bespoke packages of care for young people who may struggle within a busy ward environment.

Your role will be to lead and manage the occupational therapy team of a total of 4 Occupational Therapists and 3 assistants. You will also be an integral member of the senior management team within the hospital supporting and contributing to all quality improvement initiatives and service development. You will have direct clinical responsibility for occupational therapy provision on Dragon ward, and ideally Sensory Integration experience.

Within Cygnet, we provide clinical leadership for our occupational therapists in each of our service lines.  This post also offers the possibility of an additional paid role of Clinical Lead OT for CAMHS, supporting occupational therapists in their clinical development and quality improvement within all 3 of our CAMHS services within Cygnet.

Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors, we support over 160 Occupational Therapists and over 300 OT support staff. 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 therapy team members have a voice by participating in service model development and 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. Expert clinical supervision with an occupational therapist, including scheduled, weekly one-on-one meetings.
  3. Induction & service line training in the area of specialism by our expert clinical lead occupational therapist
  4. Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training, including Sensory Integration and Leadership and Management qualifications
  5. 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 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: SylviaDubarry@cygnethealth.co.uk

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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