Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG12253

  • Location
  • Cygnet Raglan House, Raglan Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3ND
  • Salary
  • £25,000pa - £27,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 29/01/2021
  • Are you a Band 5 or newly qualified OT who would like to develop your experience in Mental Health Services? Are you ready to expand your clinical skills? We want to recruit an enthusiastic Band 5 to this post.


    Post: Full-time Junior (Band 5) Occupational Therapist

    Base: Cygnet Raglan House (Female Mental Health) 25 beds.

    Responsible for: The post holder will supervise a Therapy Co-ordinator, with support by the Band 6 OT.  

    Responsible to: Specialist OT (Band 6) and Head OT (Band 7) onsite, both working part time hours.  

    Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

    Location: Birmingham/Smethwick area, B66 3ND


    Join our supportive and friendly team near the lively city of Birmingham and make an application today.


    For an informal discussion about the role please contact our in house recruiter Hollie Rawson Head OT 


    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: Cygnet Raglan House is a 25-bed high dependency rehabilitation service for women with mental health issues. Patients may also have forensic histories, learning difficulties and other complex needs. The hospital has a further four bed step-down service, allowing for further community integration and focus on daily living skills.

    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 part of an experienced multi-disciplinary team at Raglan House comprising of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Nursing. Your Occupational Therapy team also has 1 part time Band 6 OT, 1 part-time Band 7 OT and 2 full-time Therapy Co-ordinators
    4. National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, Learning Disability 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:

    A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    Experience or at least interest in the field of adult learning disability and/or mental health
    An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    Excellent communication and time management skills
    Interested in student education


    In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary of £25,000 - £27,000 DOE – Dependent on experience
    • Support to complete your Preceptorship
    • 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
    • On site clinical supervision and offsite 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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