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Occupational Therapist (Band 6 or 7)
Ref: CYG35687

Gledholt Mews, HD1 4EZ
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 3 May 2024

Are you an occupational Therapist who 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: Occupational Therapist (Band 6 or 7 equivalent)
Service Line: Rehabilitation Step-Through Service
Hours: 40hrs per week (inclusive of lunch break)
Salary: £36,808 to £44323 Band 6 FTE OR From £45,492 for a Band 7.

Summary of the site
Gledholt Mews and Coach House is our enhanced residential service for adults with mental health needs or a personality disorder who have been able to progress through the hospital pathway and are looking for the next stage in their rehabilitation journey or for those who may be stepping up from a community placement. Located in Huddersfield just next to Greenhead College and Park, the service provides support to individuals who are ready to take responsibility for the continuation of their own rehabilitation and recovery in a safe environment, whilst living in the wider community. The service focuses on continuing practicing life skills and coping strategies. We concentrate on community based activities, the use of public transport, education and vocational therapy, job placements, work experience and development of hobbies and interests.

Gledholt is an enhanced community residential service providing outcome focused support for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs. Gledholt is operationally a nurse-led service with both service manager and head of care being qualified nurses. We have an in-house multi-disciplinary team (MDT) who support the residents in our care throughout their journey with us. The team consists of a consultant psychologist, psychology assistant, occupational therapist, occupational therapy assistant, activity co-ordinators, nurses and speech and language therapist. We are able to meet the changing needs of our residents as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported.

Clinical: You and your team will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for 30 people (over the 2 services which are next door to one another). You will work with another Occupational Therapist and an Occupational Therapy Assistant for the services. You will work with a full multidisciplinary team (on site) in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

Leadership: You would report directly to the Regional Lead Occupational Therapist. You would also hold leadership and management responsibilities of the Occupational Therapy service, providing supervision for the Occupational Therapist and the Occupational Therapy Assistant/s. You will be required to share a leadership responsibility and consistently contribute to the site wide Occupational Therapy provision.

Occupational Therapy Directorate

We provide a significant range of in house training for all of our Occupational therapists. Opportunities include training in ‘MOHOST’, ‘Case Formulation’, ‘Sensory Modulation’ and ‘Recovery Through Activity’. We also have an in house Sensory Integration Preceptorship programme. We also offer Leadership and Management apprenticeship pathways for career development.

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 and practice development.

Every service line has a clinical lead occupational therapist to lead and develop evidence based practice and agreed occupational therapy pathway within a specialist field. Through this network across all Cygnet Hospitals nationally, we ensure our occupational therapists have a voice within the company.

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 of 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:

Dishna Parmar (Acting Regional Lead Occupational Therapist) on alternatively

Kay Bolton (Regional Director of Occupational Therapy) or 07808642692

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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