Occupational Therapist (Band 6) (Part time)
Ref: CYG05317

  • Location
  • Cygnet Maidstone, Gidds Pond Road, Off Newnham Court Way, Weavering, Maidstone, Kent ME14 5FT
  • Salary
  • £19,530 (£32,550 full time)
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 21/06/2019
  • Are you looking for a new challenge?

    An opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our team on a part time basis, 3 days a week 9am-5pm.

    Cygnet Hospital Maidstone is our new state-of-the-art, 65 bed mental health facility for adults situated in the new Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone. The position will be based on our Kingwood Ward which is our new 16 bed high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men, our new state-of-the-art facility situated in the Kent Medical Campus. The service is delivered in a purpose built therapeutic environment, where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes, recovery and reintegration into the community.

    In this role you will:

    Take responsibility for the provision of a occupational therapy service for a defined specialist client-group, utilising specialist skills through experience and post-graduate training.

    To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs and differential diagnosis, using evidenced based practice/client based principles to assess, plan, formulate, implement and evaluate interventions in a variety of settings (individually and/or in groups and as part of a multidisciplinary team).

    To supervise and mentor others, providing support and development, including supervision and continuing professional development to other occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, where applicable, and providing training to the wider staff team.

    The Successful Candidate:

    • 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 or Band 6 Occupational Therapist (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
    • Driver preferred

    In return we will offer you:

    • Salary of £19,530 (£32,550 full time equivalent)
    • 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
    • The OT service is undergoing a transformation and will be adopting the principles of the Vona Du Toit Model (Model of creative ability)
    • Free meals on duty

    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 Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.


    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.*

    Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?

    Click the link to apply.

  • Job Description
  • OT_Job_Description_MLR.docx

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