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Clinical Lead OT Learning Disabilities (Band 7)

Cygnet Health Care
  • Posted: 03 October 2019
  • Location: Hexham
  • Salary: £44,000 - £44,000 Per year
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An opportunity has arisen for a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 7) to join the team at Cygnet Chesterholme.

Based in the picturesque town of Hexham in Northumberland, Cygnet Chesterholme is a 16 bed specialist high dependency complex care service providing assessment and treatment for individuals living with a learning disability and complex needs. The team can also support those who have mental health needs, including those who have been detained under the Mental Health Act, as well as those who have complex behaviours. We accept emergency referrals and the team are experienced in managing them quickly and efficiently to ensure transition for service users is as smooth as possible.

In this role you will:

Take responsibility for the provision of a occupational therapy service for a defined specialist client-group, utilising specialist skills through experience and post-graduate training.

To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs and differential diagnosis, using evidenced based practice/client based principles to assess, plan, formulate, implement and evaluate interventions in a variety of settings (individually and/or in groups and as part of a multidisciplinary team).

To supervise and mentor others, providing support and development, including supervision and continuing professional development to other occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, where applicable, and providing training to the wider staff team.

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 learning disabilities is essential
•Currently operating as Specialist / Highly Specialist OT
•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:
•Salary £44,000 PA
•Company pension scheme
•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
•The OT service is undergoing a transformation and will be adopting the principles of the Vona Du Toit Model (Model of creative ability)
•Free meals on duty

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?

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Job Information

  • Job Ref: 263/1385/123999
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Career Level: Allied Health Professional
  • Specialism: Mental Health
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Job Start Date: ASAP
  • Job Close Date: 03/11/2019
  • Ability to Drive: Not Required
  • Applicant Location: UK & EU Only
  • NMC Pin: Not Required
  • HCPC Qualification: Required
  • GMC Registration: Not Required