Occupational Therapy Assistant (Part Time)
Ref: CYG35752

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Taunton, TA3 7BQ
£21,800 per year, increasing to £22,200 per year post probation (at 32 hrs per week)
Part Time
Closing date
Sunday 28 April 2024

Are you an Occupational Therapy Assistant 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 - Occupational Therapy Assistant

Working hours - 32 hrs per week / 4 days per week (any 4 days between Monday and Friday, between 9:00am and 5:00pm)

Service Line - Male Acute Mental Health (Sycamore Wards)

Summary of the site:

Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

Sycamore 1 & 2 and Swift Wards are our male acute services at Cygnet Hospital Taunton. The service provides a safe and stabilising environment for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant the role involves planning and implementing activities as a therapeutic medium under the guidance of the Occupational Therapist who works full time and is based on Sycamore 1 & 2 Ward.  You will also be supported by the wider Occupational Therapy Team based at Taunton including the Head of Occupational Therapy.  The post holder will be offered support and guidance to utilise standardised assessments and implement structured groups.

In this role you will work within an MDT (which consists of Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Nursing, Medical and Social Work) to support recovery and rehabilitation for service users oat Cygnet Hospital Taunton

The hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery. Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

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.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Induction:

We offer a Full induction into the OT department and development opportunities.

5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  1. We care about people in our services
  2. Expert clinical supervision
  3. Induction & service line training in area of work.
  4. 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
  • 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.


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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