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Head of Occupational Therapy
Ref: CYG35664

Brunel, BS10 7DP
£45,492 - £47,836 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 2 May 2024

Would you like to explore a rewarding career experience as a Head of Occupational Therapy?

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: Neuro-Psychiatric Rehabilitation

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 their care.

The individually designed wards facilitate a clear and distinctive care and treatment pathway for those affected by an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); where behaviours that challenge are the overarching impairment to recovery and rehabilitation. 

Cygnet Brunel has 4 wards and a total of 32 patients. More detail about the wards and pathway can be found here:

Our rehabilitative pathway is led by an all-encompassing in-house clinical and medical team – ensuring person-centred outcomes are maximised through interdisciplinary working which places the individual at the heart of their discharge planning. The team includes speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nursing, neuro-psychiatry and support staff.

You will be responsible for holding a clinical caseload on two wards and providing innovative leadership to the team of 2 assistants and a senior occupational therapist. Working closely with other Heads of Department, you will have the opportunity to collaborate on shared goals and service development opportunities.

Occupational Therapy Directorate

Under the leadership of our occupational therapy directors, we support over 150 Occupational Therapists and over 300 OT support staff. 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 therapy team members have a voice by participating in service model development and 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 with an occupational therapist, including scheduled, weekly one-on-one meetings.
  3. Induction & service line training in the area of specialism by our expert clinical lead occupational therapist
  4. Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training, including Sensory Integration and Leadership and Management qualifications
  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 our Regional Director of Occupational Therapy Sylvia Dubarry on 07702 717 950.

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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