Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG10056

  • Location
  • Cygnet Beckton, 23 Tunnan Leys, Beckton, London, E6 6ZB
  • Salary
  • Competitive
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Are you an OT who is looking to expand their knowledge and skill set within mental health services? 

    Post: Occupational Therapist

    Base: Cygnet Hospital Beckton

    Responsible for: The post holder will contribute towards the delivery of the Occupational Therapy service The individual will carry a caseload at Beckton – a recovery and rehabilitation unit for women with complex needs, hold responsibility for specific projects and contribute to clinical governance and the quality agenda activities for Cygnet Hospital Beckton

    Responsible to: The Head of Occupational Therapy at Beckton

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week (fixed term for 18months)

    Location: 23 Tunnan Leys, London E6 6ZB

    Join our supportive friendly team in the vibrant London borough of Newham. The borough is also home to London City Airport, Westfield Stratford City and the Excel Exhibition Centre. The borough is undergoing a rapid transformation with some of the largest regeneration schemes in the country. Make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jennifer Beal – Head of Occupational Therapy for Beckton, Blackheath and Lewisham services or Emily Kobelis – Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy or our in house recruiter Hayleyvalentine@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.

    Overview of site/Ward: Hansa Ward is a 13 bed female locked learning disability service at Cygnet Hospital Beckton

    Our focus is on recovery through meaningful activities and engagement in local community initiatives. Our aim is to support service users to live as independently as possible.

    As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of patients within the service.

    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.

    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 valued member of the Multi-Disciplinary team.
    4. National OT networks 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. You will be supported to partake in research projects and present at conferences.


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy
    • Registration with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    • Demonstrate a willingness to learn


    In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Sensory Integration, Sue Parkinson’s MOHO Case Formulation
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Expert on site clinical supervision and peer support
    • 3 x yearly OT service line specific meetings focussed on skill and strategic service development in addition to 3 x yearly regional OT meetings.
    • Company pension scheme
    • 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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