Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
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Thistle, DD3 9AG
£29,500 p/a (Increasing to £32,205.50 following completion of preceptorship)
Full Time
Closing date
Monday 4 December 2023

Are you an Occupational Therapist or a student who is about to qualify in Occupational Therapy and 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: Learning Disability Other (ASD Residential)


Summary of the sites

The post holder will work within our Scottish residential services across Dundee and will be supervised by our Regional Lead Occupational Therapist.

The post holder will cover 2 residential homes as identified below. We are a supportive employer who is open to flexible working hours. For further discussions please contact Karen Shaw: 07791177380

Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Salary: £29,500 (Increase to £32,205.50 following completion of preceptorship)

Hours: 40 Hours

For the role the post holder will have frequent clinical supervision from the Regional Lead Occupational therapist. Although experience in sensory integration is desired, formal recognised sensory integration training will be funded to support the skill development in this area for the successful candidate.

Thistle House (Broughty Ferry, Scotland): Thistle House is a specialist residential service supporting up to ten individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs.  The team of nurses and support workers also support those with behaviours that may challenge, as well as those who have associated mental health needs.

The dedicated activity coordinator supports residents to have individual activity plans, based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable residents to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure.


Ellen Mhor (Dundee; Scotland): Ellen Mhor is a specialist residential service with nursing care, supporting up to 12 adults living with learning disabilities and complex needs, and who may have an autistic spectrum condition.

The team also supports individuals who have behaviours that may challenge and associated mental or physical health needs. We provide specialist nursing care and support that is tailored to individual needs, promoting independence and community integration.


Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors we support over 170 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
  • 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: Karen Shaw: 07791177380

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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