Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
Ref: CYG36648

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Beckton, E6 6ZB
£33,976 per year increasing to £36,644 per year after preceptorship
Full Time
Closing date
Monday 1 July 2024

Are you a confident Band 5 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding clinical and managerial challenge working with emotionally unstable personality disorder patients (Tier 4 Personality Disorder ward)? Are you ready for furtherance of your clinical skills?

Post: Occupational Therapist (Band 5)

Salary: £33,976 per year increasing to £36,644 per year after preceptorship

Base: Cygnet Hospital Beckton, New Dawn Ward (Tier 4 Personality Disorder)

Responsible for:

  • The post holder will be the Occupational Therapist for New Dawn Ward (Tier 4 Personality Disorder).
  • Supervision of 1x OT Assistant.

Responsible to: Head OT (Cygnet Hospital Beckton)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (9:00am - 5:00pm)

Location: 23 Tunnan Leys, Beckton, E6 6ZB

Overview of site/Ward:

New Dawn Ward at Cygnet Hospital Beckton is an 18 bed specialist Tier 4 Personality Disorder service. Women can be admitted to New Dawn if they have a diagnosis of personality disorder, exhibit self-harming behaviour and are able to accept the need for help. Service users can be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act.

We have an in-house MDT wrap around service that is designed to support the individual in our care throughout their journey with us.

The team consists of nurses, doctors, psychologist, psychology assistants, occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, social therapists and social worker. This means that we are able to meet the changing needs of our service users as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of individuals / interventions and support for individuals within the service. In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to an individual’s identified needs. This will be based upon findings from assessments including associated risks, in order to develop treatment plans accordingly within the multidisciplinary team.

If you feel you suit the criteria and have an interest in Personality Disorder service provision then please make an application today.  For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jennifer Beal, Head of Occupational Therapy on 0207 511 2299 or contact our Recruiter on AlmaMatei@cygnethealth.co.uk

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.

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, including sensory integration training and leadership and management training
  3. You will be an integral part of a large, well established MDT with extensive experience to draw from
  4. Dedicated CPD time being part of a national network of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD 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)
  • RCOT Membership
  • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Passionate about student education
  • Ability to manage demanding clinical presentation
  • Some experience in the field of adult mental health
  • Working as a Band 5 OT or are a newly qualified OT
  • Able to effectively lead a team with support from Senior OT staff

In return we will offer you:

  • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Leadership & Management, and Sensory Integration.
  • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
  • Expert clinical supervision from Regional Lead and peer support
  • Bi-monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
  • Company pension scheme; Life insurance and health plan
  • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
  • Free parking & meals on duty
  • Relocation packages offered

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.




*Please note - speculative recruitment 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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