Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG12093

  • Location
  • Cygnet Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath, London SE10 8AD
  • Salary
  • £24,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 29/01/2021
  • Are you a confident Band 5 OT who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in the fast-paced PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) Mental Health Services? Are you ready to further develop your leadership and clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this Band 5 post.


    Post: Band 5 Occupational Therapist

    Base: Cygnet Hospital Blackheath (Tyler Ward, PICU)

    Responsible for: The post holder will be the OT for Tyler Ward (PICU) and will lead the Tyler OT team with the support of the Deputy Head Occupational Therapist (the OT Team consists of your role and 1 x full time OT Technician). You will be responsible for supervising 2 x OT Technicians (Tyler Ward OTT and Meridian Ward OTT) with the support of the Deputy Head Occupational Therapist.

    Responsible to: Head OT (based at Cygnet Hospital Beckton) and Deputy Head OT (based at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath, who will be your Line Manager and Supervisor)

    Hours: 30 hours per week

    Location: London, SE10 8AD


    Join our supportive friendly team in the London Borough of Lewisham and make an application today.


    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Head OT Jennifer Beal , Deputy Head OT Rachel Kitten 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 the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

    Overview of site/Ward: Tyler Ward (based within Cygnet Hospital Blackheath) is our male PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) of 14 beds plus a seclusion suite. The OT Team on Tyler Ward strives to improve service users’ wellbeing, reduce risk and facilitate individual return to optimal functioning to fully engage in their recovery. Tyler Ward offers evidenced based care to promote social inclusion and meaningful activities for individuals with complex needs.

    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 passionately about the people in our services and the staff who support them.
    2. Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills.
    3. You will be a part of a wider OT service which consists of Cygnet Hospital Beckton, Cygnet Hospital Blackheath and Cygnet Lodge Lewisham.  In addition to being part of the OT Team, you will be a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team (including medical, nursing, psychology, social work) but you will also have the opportunity to work autonomously.
    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. A bustling London location with great public transport links, community links, beautiful parks and historical landmarks such as the Greenwich Royal Observatory or the Cutty Sark.


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Has some experience in the field of inpatient adult mental health (either working in this field or had a placement)
    • Preferably working as a Band 5
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • Able to effectively lead a team with support from the Deputy Head OT
    • Excellent communication, organised and time management skills
    • Passionate about student education
    • Demonstrate confident IT skills


    In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary of £24, 000.00 - DOE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Sensory Integration
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Expert on site clinical supervision and peer support via the OT Development Meetings
    • Monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and service development
    • 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_Band_5_Tyler_OT_271120.docx

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