Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
Cygnet Health Care
This job is now closed
Are you a confident newly qualified Occupational Therapist? Would you like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in a specialist high dependency learning disabilities service for men?
We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this Specialist post. Cygnet Sherwood Sherwood Lodge is a 26 bed service for men with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, who may also have behaviours that challenge.
Main duties of the job
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 our patients 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.
Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 11 different service lines, we have evidence-based established models of care to ensure we provide the highest quality care and support.
Our dedicated and expert teams of over 10 000 employees, support over 2800 individuals in a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales.
We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care, through co-production, recovery and rehabilitation.
With over 150 Occupational Therapists, we 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.
Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?
Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.
Service Line:High dependency rehabilitation learning disability
At Cygnet Sherwood Lodge, we support 26 men with learning disabilities and associated complex needs who may also have behaviours that challenge. Cygnet Sherwood Lodge is split into 2 wards, there are 17 beds on the main ward and a further 9 step-down beds where there is an increased focus on daily living skills, enabling individuals to test out their independent living skills before further community integration.
We want the men in our care to make their own choices and live as independently as they are able to. To achieve this, our in-house Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) supports them with our learning disability model of care. This offers support from the nursing team, psychology, psychiatry, speech and language and occupational therapy.
Occupational Therapy Directorate
Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors we support over 150 Occupational Therapists. Working together as a large team we provide support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.
Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway.
We ensure our occupational therapists have a voice through participating in service model development, utilising the expertise and support of our clinical lead occupational therapists.
Occupational Therapy Preceptorship & Induction:
We understand the pandemic has brought with it challenging times, and we recognise this may have had an impact on some of your placement experiences. We offer an Occupational Therapy 12 month preceptorship programme to support and consolidate core Occupational Therapy Skills.
This is a fantastic opportunity for newly qualified or soon to be qualified student Occupational Therapists, the team at Cygnet can support students to apply and you have the option of starting in post an OTA whilst awaiting your HCPC registration, allowing time to build confidence & professional relationships.
For more insight into life as an OT at Cygnet Health Care visit;
Here you can listen to the opinions, stories and advice from our exceptional OTs it could help the next step in your career.
5 reasons why you should make an application today
- We care about people in our services
- Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor (Clinical Lead for LD services)
- Induction & service line training in area of specialism
- Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
- We support and develop you to build skills and confidence for the next level in your career.
Cygnet Health Care Benefits
- Free parking
- Free meals for staff on duty
- Salary review following sucessful completion of Preceptorship
- Relocation package available
- Group pension plan helping you save for your future
- NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card (includes big brand discounts)
- Wellbeing centre with exercises, recipes, financial and mental health advice.
- Plus much more
A career at Cygnet comes with excellent benefits. Whether its saving you money on the high street, with healthcare, holidays & leisure or securing your future with professional development and a pension we support you to be happy both in & out of work.
Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects while reaping the rewards of making a difference to others every day.
If you would like to discuss this role with the recruiting occupational therapist or arrange an informal visit, wed be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Alexandra Somerset via email: email@example.com
Requirements 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.
Click the link to apply or email a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org