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Specialist Occupational Therapist (band 6)

Cygnet Health Care
£30,000 to £35,000 a year
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a Band 5 ready for your next challenge or an emerging Band 6 looking for a change? Would you like to explore a more rewarding clinical and managerial challenge? This could be your perfect opportunity.

Main duties of the job

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work as an autonomous clinician, providing specialist assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction. You will hold supervisory responsibility for others, and take a leadership role in specific projects.

An integral part of this role will be supporting student education within the team.

About us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 11 different service lines, we have evidence-based established models of care to ensure we provide the highest quality care and support.

Our dedicated and expert teams of over 10 000 employees, support over 2800 individuals in a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care, through co-production, recovery and rehabilitation.

With over 150 Occupational Therapists, we work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development.

Job description
Job responsibilities
Are you an experienced Band 5 looking for progression or a Band 6 OT who is passionate about sharing and developing your knowledge and skills in a wholly supportive environment taking that next step in your career? Do you have bundles of creativity, enthusiasm and a caring nature, coupled with a can do attitude and solution focused approach that is required to support our patients in their mental health journey?
About Us

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

Service line:Mental Health Adults Acute - Male

Working hours: 40 per week

Summary of the site:
  • Acute Working Age Adults (Male)
  • MDT Consultant Psychiatrist, Associate doctor, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Activity Coordinators, Active Life Coaches
  • 17 patients on ward
  • Head OT
  • Small fully collaborative site, working in a unique countryside setting being both close to the coast and areas of outstanding natural beauty

We have the exciting opportunity for Band 6 OT. Based on our acute, working age male mental health wards here at Taunton, where you will afford our patients the opportunity to assess, support and offer brief evidence based interventions based on specific needs of each individual. You will be an integral part of the MDT providing an evidence based therapeutic programme through a range of activities both within the hospital and in the community, whilst supporting the Head OT in managing the small team and with delegated tasks We use a variety of different media to support all patients in their mental health journey and follow an evidenced based OT service line model of care. We are very fortunate to have our hospital based in wonderful peaceful countryside with over 12 acres of grounds in the hospital which we have a growing back to health project in this wonderful setting.

You will be part of a small occupational therapy team, with Band 5 OTs, OTAS and ACs as well as Active Life Coaches. The emphasis we place is on fully on supporting your development, whilst developing the junior members of the team through effective supervision and weekly catch up meetings. You will receive thorough and comprehensive induction programme, weekly and monthly check-ins and both clinical and managerial supervisions. At Cygnet we offer a number of development opportunities within the organisation such as clinical development (MOHO and VdTMoCA) and well as managerial and clinical development (leadership pathways). We also afford you the opportunity to have exposure to other service lines

We would strongly encourage and invite any potential applicants to arrange a visit to our site to meet with the Head OT and 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
  • We care about people in our services
  • Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  • Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  • Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  • 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 its 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, wed be more than happy to facilitate this. Please contact: Maria Harris Head of Occupational therapy: 01823336457


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*
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Empowering people and making a positive difference

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

Our great team believe in -

  • Togetherness
  • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
  • Making a real difference in people's lives
  • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

Dedicated people who change lives together

At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

  • Leadership Team
  • Doctors & Consultants Team
  • Nursing Team
  • Allied Health & Psychology Team
  • Education Team
  • Care & Support Team
  • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team


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