Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG10572

  • Location
  • Cygnet St Teilo House, Goshen Street, Rhymney, Gwent, NP22 5NF
  • Salary
  • Starting at £25,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 28/08/2020
  • Are you a confident Band 5 or newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in a Female Mental Health Service? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills?


    Post: Occupational Therapist (Band 5 equivalent); temporary (6 month with view to extend)

    Base: St Teilo House

    Responsible for: Caseload of 10-12 patients

    Responsible to: Head Occupational Therapist

    Hours: 40 hours (Mon-Fri 9-5pm)

    Location: St Teilo; Goshen Cl, Rhymney, Tredegar NP22 5NF

    Join our supportive friendly team located in the village of Rhymney, and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Fatema Meghjee (Acting Head OT - or our in house recruiter

    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.

    St Teilo House is a well-established service located in the village of Rhymney, amid the beautiful Welsh countryside.  St Teilo House is a 23-bed service specialising in high dependency in-patient rehabilitation for women in a safe and comfortable environment.  St Teilo House has been designed to provide an environment which promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity. 

    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.

    Prioritisation skills are key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team onsite.


    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 a service at St Teilo House comprising of a multi-disciplinary team including a wide range of experience to draw from
    4. National 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. Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions.


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • This role is suitable for a newly qualified occupational therapist
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) or registering imminently
    • Experienced in the field of adult mental health or PICU environments
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Ability to manage highly demanding clinical presentation


    In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary £25,000pa
    • 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
    • Clinical supervision and 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


    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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