Occupational Therapist (Band 7 / Highly Specialist)
Ref: CYG06306

  • Location
  • Cygnet St Williams, Cornwall Avenue, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 2LJ
  • Salary
  • Up to £39,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/10/2019
  • We are looking to recruit a Highly Specialist (Band 7) Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our team at Cygnet St Williams.

    Cygnet St William’s is brand new 12 bed Neuropsychiatric service which opened in 2019. The site offers care and treatment to those affected by acquired brain injuries. It is a safe and secure place to aid recovery as well as offering those diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease, like Huntington’s Disease, a caring and long term placement to support and help manage the progression of their symptoms.

    Your Day-to-Day…

    • Implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to client’s diagnosis and identified needs within the service
    • Provide clinical care to a caseload of clients using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions
    • Work closely with the interdisciplinary team onsite
    • Complete full assessments of patients’ occupational performance including areas of self-care, productivity and leisure whilst utilising standardised and non-standardised tools
    • Implement core group and individual treatments to achieve therapeutic goals
    • Contribute to all aspects of risk assessment and management, within your clinical area
    • Evaluate and modify interventions, utilising appropriate outcome measures
    • To actively participate in and initiate the planning, development and evaluation of OT services, holding responsibility for defined projects

    You will have…


    • A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy
    • Registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and membership of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
    • Experience working in a Band 6 (Specialist) or Band 7 (Highly Specialist) Occupational Therapist role. This would also suit someone in a Senior / Lead or Head OTposition
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process and interventions within an inpatient setting
    • A 'hands on' approach
    • The ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team


    • Experience with an adult neuropsychiatry client group
    • Training and supervision experience is desirable

    Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

    • Salary: in the region of £39,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • Free meals on duty
    • Free parking
    • Internal / external CPD and training opportunities
    • OT email group and peer support (150+ OTs currently across Cygnet Health Care)
    • Clinical supervision and support from the Director of Occupational Therapy (North)
    • Opportunities to broaden experience – we also have a Neuropsychiatry practice development group that supports with clinical skills and service development.


    Contracted hours: up to 40 per week, Monday to Friday.

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

    What next?

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years.

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.

  • Job Description
  • CYGNET_OT_Job_Description_Band_7_.doc

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