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Occupational Therapist (Band 6)

Job Reference: J103-A-19-14925

Cygnet Health Care
Cygnet Harrow
Harrow on the hill
£32.375 - £39,575 (London Weighted)

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Give your career a positive change with an exciting opportunity that has become available atCygnet Hospital Harrow.

We are currently seeking an Occupational Therapist (Band 6) to join the team. The post is full time 37.5 hours per week.

Cygnet Hospital Harrowprovides a recovery focused service treating a wide range of mental health problems. We also offer specialist diagnostic, assessment and inpatient services for individuals with mental health needs and who also have a dual diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

In this role you will:

  • 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.
  • Prioritisation is key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team onsite.

The Successful Candidate:

  • A Degree / Postgraduate Diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy, registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
  • Experience in the field of adult mental health and/or acute inpatient mental health is essential
  • A Band 5 progressing into a Band 6 postOR currently operating as Band 6 Occupational Therapist
  • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication / time management skills

In return we will offer you:

  • £32.375 - £39,575 (Depending on Experience)
  • Company pension scheme
  • NHS Discount
  • Expert clinical supervision and peer support allowing for clinical case discussion
  • Opportunity to attend regular OT meetings focused on CPD, service development, and clinical case discussion
  • OT email group for peer support and face-to-face service meetings bi-monthly in your specialist area
  • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development
  • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists – Sue Parkinson and Eadioan Breathnach
  • Free meals on duty
  • Sensory Integration Preceptorship
  • Opportunity to enrol onto the Sensory Integration Network to become a Sensory Practitioner

With over 150 OTs in the company, we also work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with various specialist interest groups to tap into, including Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.


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.*

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?

We also encourage site visits prior to booking in for interview, this can be arranged with Rosey Sutter from the recruitment team by emailing

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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