Band 6 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG09535

  • Location
  • Yew Trees, 12 The Street, Kirby Le Soken, Essex, CO13 0EE
  • Salary
  • £30,000pa - £34,000pa DoE (FTE)
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Are you a confident Band 5 or a Band 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge learning disabilities service with individuals with complex needs. Are you ready to further develop your clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to our Band 6 post.

    Post: (Band 6) Occupational Therapist

    Base: Cygnet Yew Trees

    Responsible for: The post holder will provide occupational therapy for 10 female patients who have learning disabilities in a hospital setting.  They will also line manage an Activity Coordinator

    Responsible to: Hospital Manager, Regional Director of Occupational Therapy (Site) Clinical supervision will be provided by the Highly Specialist OT (Band 7) from Thors Park Hospital, Colchester, who will provide support on and off site.

    Hours: 4 days a week, 32 hours between Monday - Friday (09.00-17.00)

    Location: 12 The Street, Kirby-le-Soke, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 0EE

    Join our supportive friendly team near Colchester and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Susan Wood, Highly Specialist OT - or our in house recruiter

    A wonderful opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Team at Cygnet Hospital Yew Trees. Cygnet Yew Trees is a learning disabilities service for women with complex needs, and additional mental/physical health and may include those being detained under the Mental Health Act.

    As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of patients within the service.

    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 multidisciplinary team onsite.

    Here are 5 reasons to apply for this amazing opportunity…

    1. Work within the beautiful rural surroundings of Kirby Le Soken.
    2.  As the Band 6 occupational therapist you would be working alongside a well-established, highly dedicated and experienced multi-disciplinary team, and contribute to and benefit from and delivering an exceptional quality of care and service.
    3. This opportunity will enable you to build on your current skill set benefitting from the Cygnet learning opportunities and resources.
    4. There is an established network of occupational therapists working across the South East, all ready to welcome a new occupational therapist to the team.
    5. With regular supervision, regional meetings and leaning opportunities this role offers a great opportunity to work with a diverse and rewarding range of individuals.


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experienced in the field of adult mental health or learning disability environments
    • Working as a Band 5 or Band 6 OT
    • 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 of £30,000pa - £34,000pa DoE (FTE)
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS (Blue Light Card) and employee discount scheme
    • Holiday – 25 days plus bank holiday’s
    • 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
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists – Sue Parkinson and Eadioan Breathnach
    • we offer a sensory integration preceptorship with a mentor who has a Sensory integration qualification, enabling the post holder to complete basic assessments and implement sensory strategies for self-regulation

    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 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*


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