Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG10573

  • Location
  • Cygnet Beckton, 23 Tunnan Leys, Beckton, London, E6 6ZB
  • Salary
  • £21,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 28/08/2020
  • Are you a confident health care practitioner who would like to explore a new clinical challenge in Mental Health Services? Are you ready to further develop your clinical skills to support the Occupational Therapy profession? We want to recruit an Occupational Therapy Assistant for New Dawn ward at Beckton Hospital.

    Post: Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Base: New Dawn Ward, Beckton Hospital.

    Responsible for: The post holder will work on an allocated ward with a qualified occupational therapist. The role also involves contribute to the service development of the wider service.

    Responsible to: Head OT  

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week

    Location: Beckton Hospital, East London.


    Join our supportive friendly team in the lively borough of Newham and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Jennifer Beal, Head of Occupational Therapy jenniferbeal@cygnethealth.co.uk 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: New Dawn Ward is a female personality disorder ward at Cygnet Hospital Beckton. New Dawn Ward strives to improve service users’ wellbeing, reduce risk and facilitate individual return to optimal functioning to fully engage in their recovery.

    You do not need experience in personality disorder services to apply for this role; however a willingness to learn new skills.

    As an Occupational Therapy Assistant the role involves planning and implementing activities as a therapeutic medium under the guidance of a qualified occupational therapist. The post holder will be offered support and guidance to utilise standardised assessments and implement structured groups.

    In this role you will work within a MDT team to support recovery and rehabilitation for service users on New Dawn ward.

    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 high quality service at Beckton comprising of 4 different wards and a wide range of experience to draw from within the OT team.
    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. Support and development opportunities with support your personal and professional development.


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • Passionate about recovery and social inclusion
    • Experienced of working in mental health services
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • Able to effectively work within a team
    • Excellent communication and time management skills


    In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary £21,000
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development.
    • Training days
    • On site supervision and peer support
    • Bi-monthly OT CPD meetings as part of 3 hospital service
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
    • Free parking & meals on duty


    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*


  • Job Description
  • Job_description_OTT_Beckton.docx

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