Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Are you a confident Band 5 or newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in a Female Mental Health Service? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills?

Post: Occupational Therapist (Band 5 equivalent); temporary (6 month with view to extend)

Base: St Teilo House

Responsible for: Caseload of 10-12 patients

Responsible to: Head Occupational Therapist

Hours: 40 hours (Mon-Fri 9-5pm)

Location: St Teilo; Goshen Cl, Rhymney, Tredegar NP22 5NF

Join our supportive friendly team located in the village of Rhymney, and make an application today.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Fatema Meghjee (Acting Head OT - [email protected] or our in house recruiter [email protected]

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 Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.

St Teilo House is a well-established service located in the village of Rhymney, amid the beautiful Welsh countryside. St Teilo House is a 23-bed service specialising in high dependency in-patient rehabilitation for women in a safe and comfortable environment. St Teilo House has been designed to provide an environment which promotes recovery for women with its focus on space, personal privacy and dignity.

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

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 be a part of a service at St Teilo House comprising of a multi-disciplinary team including a wide range of experience to draw from

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:
This role is suitable for a newly qualified occupational therapist

A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) or registering imminently

Experienced in the field of adult mental health or PICU environments

An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach

Excellent communication and time management skills

Ability to manage highly demanding clinical presentation

In return we will offer you:
A competitive salary £25,000pa

Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example:

Leadership and Management, Sensory Integration.

Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists

Clinical supervision and peer support

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


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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