Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
Worksop Rd, Mastin Moor, Chesterfield
Competitive salary
10 May 2021
18 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Are you a newly qualified OT or currently working as a Band 5 who would like to explore a more rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Acute (female) Mental Health Services? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills? We want to recruit a passionate OT to this Band 5 post.

Post:(Band 5) Occupational Therapist

Base:Cygnet Acer Clinic Upper Ward (Female Acute)

Responsible for:The post holder will provide OT input into the newly established acute ward. The ward has their own designated OT and Activity Co-ordinator.

Responsible to:Specialist OT (Band 6) on site at Cygnet Acer Clinic

Hours:40 hours per week

Location:Cygnet Acer Clinic, Worksop Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 3DN

Join our supportive friendly team situated within Derbyshire and make an application today.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact or our in house recruiter Hayley Valentine

With over 150 OTs in the company, we also work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Overview of site/Ward:

Cygnet Acer Clinic upper ward is our new 14 bed mental health facility for women with complex mental health needs.

Upper Ward is our new mental health acute service for women with complex mental health needs. The service at Upper Ward provides a comprehensive range of treatment for women aged between 18 and above, who require treatment in an inpatient setting.

The ethos of this service is to assess and treat service users in a minimally restrictive environment and to plan for discharge in a robust and timely fashion.

Our experienced multi-disciplinary team works collaboratively with service users, carers, commissioners and the home team to provide a safe, effective and responsive treatment pathway that is co-produced and recovery orientated.

The care pathway of 28 days aims to ensure a short length of stay and safe return to the community, where possible.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will assess a patient's level of functional ability following an acute episode of mental health. Underpinned by the Model of Human Occupation theory, OT will support patients through the use of meaningful occupations towards recovery and make recommendations around discharge based on the patient's needs. Additionally, you will provide robust, evidence based short term individual and group interventions.

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 new exciting service with an opportunity to work under the supervision of an experienced Specialist OT
  • National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Acute and PICU, Mental Health Rehabilitation, ABI, Forensic Practice, LD and ASD and inpatient CAMHS
  • Support provided to partake in research opportunities/networks, present at Cygnet and national OT conferences and to carry out an OT preceptorship for new graduates.

  • The Successful Candidate should be/have:
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Willing to consolidate and develop clinical skills
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a "hands on" approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Passionate about advocating the role of OT.

    In return we will offer you:
    • A competitive salary £25,000 - £28,000 - DoE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example - Sensory Integration, Sue Parkinson MOHO Case Formulation
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • On site monthly clinical supervision will be provided by Specialist OT
    • Bi-monthly OT Meetings focused on CPD and service development for Acute & PICU services, student education provision and skills 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*

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    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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