Head Occupational Therapist (Band 7)
Ref: CYG20456

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Harrow, HA1 3JL
Up to £50,000 per annum (FTE)
Part Time
Closing date
Saturday 1 January 2022

Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?

About Us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Your Role

Service Line: Mental Health Adults

Summary of the site

Cygnet Hospital Harrow provides support across two service lines: Adults requiring acute in-patient services, and a service for men with dual diagnosis of Mental Illness and Autism.

Clinical: You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for 10 patients on the Springs Wing which is an open rehabilitation ward for men with a dual diagnosis of Mental Illness and Autism.  Cygnet Harrow benefits from a full multidisciplinary team including speech and language therapy, psychology, psychiatry, nursing and support staff.

Leadership: As the Head of Department, you will provide innovative leadership and management over the OT service, which comprises 3 occupational therapists and 4 support staff including assistants and activity coordinators. 

The hospital places a high emphasis on the use of sensory integration, for which you will receive funding and support to further your qualifications in this area of specialism. 

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.

5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  3. Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  4. Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  5. 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
  • 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 it’s 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, we’d be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: lisandraferreira@cygnethealth.co.uk or joanmedland@cygnethealth.co.uk

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.

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