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Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
Ref: CYG36285

Alders Clinic, GL1 5UA
£29,544 per year and increasing to £31,865 per year after preceptorship
Full Time
Closing date
Friday 14 June 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

Service Line: Female Mental Health Adults (Personality Disorder/ complex trauma)

Summary of the site

Cygnet Alders Clinic is a 20 bed rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex trauma needs, based in Gloucestershire. It provides a specialist psychologically informed personality disorder pathway, across three living areas:

- Severn - focuses on assessment and stabilisation;

- Avon - where service users move as they engage and progress with their treatment pathway

- Coln - focuses on transitioning to the community.

At Alders we use trauma informed care and treatment, we are at an exciting junction where we are looking at how we can incorporate VdTMoCA into the Occupational Therapy model.

Cygnet’s purpose is to make a positive difference to the lives of the individuals we care for, their loved ones and all those who work with us.

Our vision is to provide high quality, sustainable specialist services, we are doing this by striving for more innovation with national networks for support and discussion on best practise.

Our mission is to work together in a positive culture of openness, honesty and inclusivity, where we deliver safe, compassionate, quality care for our service users and staff enjoy a fulfilling, rewarding environment in which to work.  

At Alders we have a substantive multi-disciplinary team (MDT) comprising of Psychiatry, Speciality Doctor’s, Nursing, Psychology, Art Psychotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Activity Co-ordinators.

Small caseload, 20 bedded service.

Occupational Therapy Team consists of Senior Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant.

For newly qualified Occupational Therapists Cygnet offers 12 month Preceptorship support.

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.

Occupational Therapy Preceptorship & Induction:

We offer a 12 month Occupational Therapy Preceptorship for all newly qualified Occupational Therapists to support and consolidate core Occupational Therapy skills.

We also offer a sensory integration preceptorship for those with an interest in sensory integration.

All new starters will complete an induction which incorporates service line Occupational Therapy processes as in–house orientation.

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…
  • In this role you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users & their families.

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: Dulcie Lilly, Senior Occupational Therapist on 01452 222390 or

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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