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Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 6)
Ref: CYG35632

Brunel, BS10 7DP
Between £36,807 to £44,322 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Monday 29 April 2024

Are you a confident Band 5 or Band 6 who would like to explore a rewarding managerial and clinical challenge in Neuropsychiatry, are you passionate about sharing and developing your knowledge and skills in a wholly supportive environment?

Do you have bundles of creativity, enthusiasm and a caring nature to support our patients in their mental health journey?

We have an exciting opportunity here at Cygnet Brunel, where you will be supported to afford our patients the opportunity to assess, support and offer brief evidence based interventions based on specific needs of each individual.

You will become 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. We use a variety of different media to support all patients in their mental health.

About Us

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

Your Role

Service Line: Neuropsychiatry

Summary of the site: Cygnet Brunel in Bristol offers an extensive Neuropsychiatric treatment, care and rehabilitation pathway which is unique in its ability to provide a dedicated pathway to meet the complex needs of service users within our care.

Neuropsychiatric MDT consists of Psychiatry, Speciality Doctor’s, Psychology, Speech and language therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietician.

  • Case load, 16 patients, 32 bedded service.

Occupational Therapy Team consists of Head Occupational Therapist, Band 6 Occupational Therapist, 2 Occupational Therapy Assistants

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…

  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.

You are... 

  • Qualified in Occupational Therapy – degree, diploma or equivalent 
  • HPCP registered and a member of a professional body 
  • An excellent communicator with first-rate interpersonal skills & a positive approach
  • Experienced in OT processes/interventions & can take a hands-on approach
  • Preferably experienced in the field of mental health
  • Empathetic, sensitive & able to remain calm in challenging situations
  • Highly organised & clear, professional & concise report writer

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Free parking
  • Free meals for staff on duty
  • Strong career progression opportunities, including into management roles
  • Monthly reflective practice & CPD opportunities
  • Expert clinical supervision & peer support
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • “Cycle to Work” scheme & employee discount savings.
  • 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.
  • Relocation package available  
  • 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.


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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