Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG09372

  • Location
  • Cygnet Hospital Colchester , Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HF
  • Salary
  • Up to £28,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Are you a confident Band 5 or newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in a Male Mental Health Rehabiltion Unit? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills?

    Post: (Band 5) Occupational Therapist

    Base: Cygnet Hospital Colchester

    Responsible for: The provision of Occupational Therapy service in a Male Mental Health Rehabilitation

    Responsible to: Regional Lead Occupational Therapist at Cygnet Hospital Colchester

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Location: Colchester CO4 5HF

    Join our supportive friendly team just 2 miles outside the lively city of Colchester with a 50 minute train ride into the centre of London and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Joan Medland Regional lead OT- 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 various specialist interest groups to tap into, including Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.

    The Male Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit, Ramsey, at Cygnet Hospital Colchester has a capacity to take 21 patients and support them through their rehabilitation intervention programme with the view of returning to the community. 

    In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment 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 skills are key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team onsite.


    5 reasons why you should make an application today…

    • We care about people in our services
    • Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
    • You will be a part of a large service at Colchester comprising of 4 different wards including Male Mental Health Rehabilitation (Ramsey unit), Male Acute Mental Health (Highwoods Unit) Male learning difficulties and complex needs (Oak Court) and Male Autistic Spectrum disorders and challenging behaviours (Larch Court) and a wide range of experience to draw from within the OT team.
    • OT caseload supported by two OTA’s.
    • Cygnet Sensory Integration Preceptorship with the support of the Regional Lead OT Msc in Sensory Integration and Deputy Head OT Level 3 Sensory Integration Practitioner
    • National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • This role is suitable for a newly qualified occupational therapist
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) or registering imminently
    • Experienced in the field of adult mental health or PICU environments
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Ability to manage highly demanding clinical presentation


    In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary £24,00opa - £27,000pa – DOE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example:
    • Leadership and Management, Sensory Integration.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Expert on site clinical supervision and peer support
    • Quarterly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
    • Free parking
    • 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*


  • Job Description
  • Colchester_Band_5_OT_description.doc

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