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Deputy Head Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: J103-A-21-28869

Cygnet Health Care
Cygnet Bury
off Buller St, Bolton Rd, Bury
£41,000pa - £46,000pa DoE

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 Child & Adolescent Services (CAMHS)

Summary of the site

Cygnet Bury is a large site with 14 wards. We have a Head of Occupational Therapy and 3 Deputy Head Occupational Therapists to support the different services on site.

Clinical: You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for 13 young people. The clinical role would focus on Primrose Ward a CAMHS PICU service. You will work with a full multidisciplinary team in a coordinated way to support each young person to develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

Leadership: You would report to and deputise for the Head Occupational Therapist on site. You would also hold leadership and management responsibilities of the occupational therapy service of 4 wards within the Child and Adolescent Services. Each ward has their own occupational therapist and activity coordinator with OT assistants covering 2 wards. You will drive innovation and quality improvement further within the occupational therapy services.

When a young person is admitted into our services, our main aim is to help them to stabilise and achieve discharge to the least restrictive environment as soon as possible. Our services support young people who are experiencing a variety of acute and complex mental health problems, in a welcoming and nurturing environment. Therapeutic support is provided by a diverse and specialist multi-disciplinary team.

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. 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: Ruth Hudson 07540 667679 or 0161 762 4378

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.

*Recruitment agencies please note: Speculative 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*

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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