Band 5 Occupational Therapist
Cygnet Health Care
Wyke, UK
14h ago

Are you a Band 5 who would like to explore a more rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Mental Health Services?

Are you ready to further develop your managerial and clinical skills? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to this Band 5 post.

Post : Band 5 (equivalent) Occupational Therapist

Base : Bennu (Male PICU)

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

Responsible to : Regional Lead OT (Band 7 equivalent) at Wyke

Hours : 40 hours per week

Location : Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LR

Join our supportive friendly team near the lively Wyke and make an application today.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Clodagh O’Farrell (Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist) ClodaghO'

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 :

Bennu Ward is a 12 bed male PICU service that accepts emergency and crisis admissions. Referrals will come to us from all areas, including acute and prison services.

The aim of Bennu Ward is to provide a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting or return home.

The service will provide expert, intensive, short-term, individualised care for men detained under the Mental Health Act.

Service users will present with increased risks that require them to be assessed and treated in a PICU environment.

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 have on site supervision from a Band 7 OT.
  • You will be a part of a larger service at Wyke comprising of 3 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
  • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process / interventions and can take a hands on approach
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Passionate about student education
  • 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 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
  • 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.

  • 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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