Band 7 Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG09952

  • Location
  • Cygnet Newham, Hemlington Village Rd, Middlesborough, TS8 9DE
  • Salary
  • £39,000 - £42,000 – DoE
  • Are you a confident Band 6 or Band 7 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in Neuropsychiatry? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills?

    Post:  Band 7 Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

    Base: Newham House; Middlesbrough.

    Responsible for: Caseload of 12 women onsite and 8 transitional beds, OT Assistant and/or Activity coordinators within each site.

    Responsible to: Band 8 Regional Lead Occupational Therapist

    Hours: 40 hours

    Location: Middlesbrough

    Join our supportive friendly team and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact 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.

    Newham House: 12 bed female (Opening Summer 2020)

    Each unit 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 longer term placement to support and help manage the progression of their symptoms.

    The hospital is a modern, purpose built facility that has been designed specifically to provide a clinically led evidence based neuropsychiatric pathway for those individuals presenting with behaviours that challenge as a result of ABI or functional neurological disorders.

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

    In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to resident’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 patient, carers/family and the team onsite.

    5 reasons why you should make an application today…

    1. We care about people in our services
    2. Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
    3. You will be part of a brand new specialised service providing treatment to women
    4. 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
    5. Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions.


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • This role is suitable for Band 6 ready to move to a Band 7 role or a Band 7 OT
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experienced in the field of neuropsychiatry  
    • 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 £39,000 - £42,000 – DOE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Expert clinical supervision from Band 8 OT and peer support
    • Bi-monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
    • Free parking & meals on duty
    • 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
  • CYGNET_OT_Job_Description_Band_7_.doc

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