Band 5/6 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG08177

  • Location
  • Cygnet Coventry, Lansdowne Street, Coventry, CV2 4FN
  • Salary
  • Up to £32,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 28/02/2020
  • Are you looking for a new challenge?

    Cygnet Hospital Coventry offers specialist inpatient services for women across three wards, with step down facilities also forming part of the care pathway.

    We are currently looking for a Band 5/6 Occupational Therapist to join our team at Cygnet Coventry on our Middlemarch Ward which supports 16 women in a high dependency inpatient rehabilitation environment. The ladies we support have severe and enduring mental illness, including personality disorder and those who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act, often coming from multiple placement breakdowns, failed treatment programmes or stepping down from secure settings.

    As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment of patients within the service. In this role you will assess, e and develop an OT 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. Prioritisation is key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team onsite.


    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 6 Occupational Therapist
    • 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 Knowledge & experience working with people with mental illness


    In return we will offer you:

    • Salary up to £32,000pa DoE
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS (Blue Light Card) and employee discount scheme
    • Holiday – 25 days plus bank holidays (In addition to your basic annual leave and bank holidays. All employees are entitled to an extra day’s leave each year on their birthday and on the anniversary of their Cygnet start date following successful completion of probation)
    • Sick Pay – Upon completion of probation period
    • Maternity Leave – Upon completion of probation period
    • Life Assurance
    • Health Care Cash Plan (The cash plan is a scheme that lets employees claim back the cost of their regular healthcare treatments, such as eye tests, dental treatment or physiotherapy and also provides support in areas such as MRI Scans and health screening up to the cover limit amount)
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Cycle to work 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 and enhance service development

    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
  • Band_56_OT_JD__Coventry.doc

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