Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
Ref: CYG35426

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Clifton, NG11 8NB
£29,544 - £31,865 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 4 April 2024

Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?

About Us

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

Your Role

Post: Occupational Therapist 

Location: Cygnet Hospital Clifton, Clifton Lane, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8NB

Salary: Starting at £29,544 per year and increasing to £31,865 per year post preceptorship

Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm

Service Line: Personality disorder

Summary of the site

We are currently looking for an occupational therapist to join our team at Cygnet Hospital Clifton.

The post holder will work within a well-established Occupational Therapy team and multi-disciplinary team based on one of two wards at site.

Cygnet Hospital Clifton is a 25 bed specialist low secure service for men with a personality disorder, who also present with complex mental health needs and challenging behaviours.

The treatment model we provide at Cygnet Hospital Clifton is delivered in the context of a cohesive multidisciplinary, psychologically informed team approach, with the patient at its centre. We aim to create opportunities for sustained positive behavioural change, by applying a consistent approach where the men in our care feel encouraged to develop positive interpersonal skills to reduce maladaptive or pathological behaviours.

The hospital is set out across two wards:

  • Ancaria Ward is the admissions/ initial treatment ward, which offers a defined pathway through to
  • Acorn Ward, which has a focus on rehabilitation, in preparation for moving on into the community or supported living.

Our dedicated clinical teams provide a full multi-disciplinary programme that includes; occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and social work offering service users the opportunities and support they need to return to community living either with support or independently.

Our occupational therapy department supports service users to engage in meaningful occupations and overcome any barriers that prevent this. We focus on supporting individuals to develop the skills needed to live a more independent and fulfilling life in the community. To support with this, we have a full therapy programme that includes a range of self-care, productive and leisure-based activities. Our occupational therapy pathway has different stages of treatment and the interventions offered will change as our service user’s progress through each stage of this pathway.

You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for service users working alongside an Occupational Therapy Assistant or activity coordinator. You will work with a full multidisciplinary team in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

At Cygnet, we have a strong occupational focus through support and direction from Clinical and Regional Leads and our Occupational Therapy Directors.  We use evidence-based practice within each of our service lines, as defined by our clinical steering groups, of which Occupational Therapists play a key role. 

5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  3. Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  4. Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  5. 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 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 Rachel Rowe at RachelRowe@cygnethealth.co.uk for further information.

For more insight into life as an OT at Cygnet Health Care visit:



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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