Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG06736

  • Location
  • Cygnet Blackheath, 80-82 Blackheath Hill, Blackheath, London SE10 8AD
  • Salary
  • £20,000 per annum
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 16/10/2019
  • We require a flexible, energetic, and enthusiastic individual with excellent motivational skills to join our Occupational Therapy Team at our hospital in Blackheath. The successful candidate will work on Tyler Ward – our PICU service, provides assessment and treatment for men who are experiencing an acute period of mental illness. We accept urgent admissions from all over the country and aim to respond to all referrals within one hour of receipt of adequate clinical information.

    If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!

    In this role you will:

    Planning and implementing activities as a therapeutic medium under the guidance of a qualified Occupational Therapist. Provide individual and group activities to support recovery and rehabilitation. Responsible for leading therapy and education activities on Tyler ward.

    We are looking for someone who has:


    Experience of supporting service users with mental illness is essential, NVQ Level III or above or equivalent health care related qualification, Knowledge & application of activities to support positive health & wellbeing, Persistence to work hard to achieve the best for every service user under difficult circumstances.


    Level II food safety certificate, Experience in liaising with other staff within the MDT on patients progress/issues, Emotional awareness to handle concerns and complaints. Knowledge of recovery approaches and social inclusion.

    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you:

    Amongst many other benefits, we will offer you a 37.5 hour per week contract, £20,000 per annum (Dependent on Experience). A high quality work environment with strong career progression opportunities within the region and nationally, including into management roles. Regular supervision and be encouraged to partake in professional and personal development activities.

    Cygnet Health Care

    Has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Blackheath provides inpatient low secure and PICU services for men with a mental health illness. 

    We accept urgent admissions from all over the country for people in acute psychiatric distress and can assess and transfer urgent prison referrals swiftly. We also provide an intensive programme of recovery in our low secure mental health ward, developing a personal therapeutic timetable to meet the needs of service users whatever their stage of recovery.

    Cygnet Hospital Blackheath is part of our integrated male care pathway of services in south-east London that also includes our ‘step down’ mental health rehabilitation service at Cygnet Lodge Lewisham.

    Please click on the ‘apply now’ link below.

    Join us!

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

  • Job Description
  • OTT_Job_Description_July_2019.doc

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