Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Cygnet Health Care
off Buller St, Bolton Rd, Bury
Competitive salary
21 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021
Role Type
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Are you an emerging Band 5 or 6 who would like to explore a more rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Forensic (low secure) Mental Health Services? Are you ready to further develop your managerial and clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this Band 6 post.

Post: Band 6 (equivalent) Occupational Therapist

Base: West Hampton Ward (Low Secure Male - Mixed Hearing and Deaf)

Responsible for: Day to day running of the OT service on West Hampton Ward, and supervision of 2 Activity Co-Ordinators.

Responsible to: Senior OT (Band 7 equivalent) at Bury

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Bury, BL8 2BS

Join our supportive friendly team near the lively city of Manchester and make an application today.

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: West Hampton is a low secure service for males; both hearing and deaf. The patients can present with a range of complex care needs including personality disorder and mental illness. You do not need experience in deaf services; however must display a willingness to learn new skills and also have effective communication skills.

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.

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 Bury comprising of 14 different wards and a wide range of experience to draw from within the OT team.
  • 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
  • Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions

  • 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
    • Working as a Band 5 or 6 OT currently
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a "hands on" approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • The desire to complete level 1 British sign language (Some of our service users are deaf)
    • Passionate about student education

    In return we will offer you:

    A competitive salary £32,000pa - £34.000pa - DoE

    Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development for example British Sign Language, Leadership and management & MOHO training.

    Opportunities for leadership and management training

    Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists

    Expert on site clinical supervision will be provided by Senior OT (Band 7) on site.

    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*

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    Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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