Activity Co-ordinator
Ref: CYG12569

  • Location
  • Cygnet Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath, London SE10 8AD
  • Salary
  • Up to £21,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 22/01/2021
  • Are you a positive and proactive individual and would like a new clinical challenge in mental health occupational therapy services?

     At Cygnet Health Care we pride ourselves on thinking outside of the box and accommodating solutions to ensure we fill our Occupational Therapy roles with the right individuals.  With this in mind and during the current climate we are all for supporting you, whatever your situation. We are flexible enough to work with you and the needs of our services to ensure a) our service users receive the best level of care and b) you maintain that all important work life balance.

     As a 3 site Occupational Therapy service (Beckton Hospital, Blackheath Hospital and Lewisham Lodge) we have 16 occupational therapy staff and work with robust structures to support and develop individuals.

     We have one position available for an Activity Co-ordinator to support occupational therapy provision on our psychiatric intensive care unit for male service users.

    Post:  Activity Co-ordinator

    Base: Cygnet Hospital Blackheath

    Responsible for: Delivery of Occupational Therapy programme at Blackheath PICU (working under a qualified occupational therapist and alongside another occupational therapy assistant).

    Responsible to: Deputy Head Occupational Therapist (based at Cygnet Hospital Blackheath), Head Occupational Therapist (based at Cygnet Hospital Beckton) and Regional Director of Occupational Therapy.

    Hours: 37.5 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 Jennifer Beal, Head Occupational Therapist and Rachel Kitten, Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy, 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 and involvement in service line development.

    Cygnet Blackheath PICU is a male psychiatric intensive care unit with 14 beds. The occupational therapy team work within a multi-disciplinary team to drive forward a programme of recovery and rehabilitation. The care pathway is evidence based with a focus on social inclusion and independent living skills.

    As a member of the occupational therapy team you will be directed and supported to deliver occupation focused activities. 

    3 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. You will have the opportunity to learn and develop within a wider 3 site occupational therapy team and within a National network of occupational therapy staff to support career development.
    3. Opportunity to develop skills working with individuals with a variety of complex needs, ensuring no two days are the same.


    The Successful Candidate should have:

    • Experience in the field of care (Mental Health experience desirable)
    • An understanding of the role and value of Occupational Therapy
    • An ability to demonstrate proactive approaches to deliver activities
    • Experience of being able to effectively work both within a team and autonomously
    • Excellent communication, organisation and time management skills
    • Resilience and an ability to problem solve effectively.

     In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary of £21,000
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Clinical supervision and peer support.
    • Monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and 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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