Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG10739

  • Location
  • Cygnet Acer Clinic, Worksop Road, Mastin Moor, Chesterfield, S43 3DN
  • Salary
  • Starting from £25,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 30/10/2020
  • Are you a confident Band 5 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore their first role providing assessment treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex needs? Are you ready to further develop your clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to our Band 5post.

    Post: (Band 5) Occupational Therapist

    Base: Cygnet Acer Clinic

    Responsible to: Senior Occupational Therapist (Band 6) at Acer (on site manager for supervision)

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Location: Worksop Rd, Mastin Moor, Chesterfield S43 3DN

    Join our supportive friendly team near the town of Chesterfield and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kay Bolton 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.

    Cygnet Acer Clinic is a 28 bed rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex needs.

    Rehabilitation is provided in a therapeutic environment, with a level of security matched to individual needs. The aim of the treatment, rehabilitation and re-socialisation programme is to prepare the people in our care either for transfer to conditions of lesser security, or for a life in the community.

    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. Onsite support from an experienced band 6 OT.
    4. You will be a part of a service at Acer comprising of 2 different wards and a wide range of experience to draw on from the wider the OT team within Cygnet.
    5. 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

    The Successful Candidate will have:

    • A Degree / Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy, registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
    • Experience in the field of adult mental health and/or acute inpatient mental health is essential
    • Currently operating as a Band 5 (Also suitable for newly qualified) 
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • Excellent communication / time management skills

    In return we will offer you:

    • Salary: £25,000 - £27,000pa dependent upon experience and completion of preceptorship.
    • Company pension scheme
    • Expert clinical supervision and peer support allowing for clinical case discussion
    • Opportunity to attend regular OT meetings focused on CPD, service development, and clinical case discussion
    • OT email group for peer support and face-to-face service meetings bi-monthly in your specialist area
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists – Sue Parkinson and Eadioan Breathnach
    • Free meals on duty
    • Sensory Integration Preceptorship
    • Opportunity to enrol onto the Sensory Integration Network to become a Sensory Practitioner

    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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