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Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
Ref: CYG36559

Joyce Parker, CV2 4FN
£29,544 per year increasing to £31,865 per year post preceptorship
Full Time
Closing date
Thursday 4 July 2024

Are you a newly qualified occupational therapist or a Band 5 who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service?  Are you ready to further develop your clinical skills?

We want to recruit an exceptional Occupational Therapist at Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital in Coventry.

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 Therapist

Service Line: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Working Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday, between 9:00am and 5:00pm.

Salary: £29,544 per year and increasing to £31,865 per year post preceptorship

Summary of the site

Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital is a 42 bed hospital specialising in assessment and treatment for children and young people, providing a multi-disciplinary treatment programme designed to support young people to return to their families and the community. 

The service consists of 4 wards:  Dragon Ward (Low Secure Unit), Pixie Ward (General Adolescent Unit), Faun Ward and Mermaid Ward (Psychiatric Intensive Care Units). 

Our dedicated clinical teams provide a full multi-disciplinary programme that includes; occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry, speech and language therapy and social work; offering service users the opportunities and support they need to stabilise their mental health condition and return to the community with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and optimism.

Our occupational therapy department supports young people to engage in meaningful occupations, overcome barriers that prevent them from engaging in meaningful activities and focuses on supporting individuals to develop the skills needed to live a more fulfilling life in the community. To support with this, we have a full therapy programme that includes a range of self-care, productive and leisure-based activities. Our occupational therapy pathway has different stages of treatment and the interventions offered will change as our service users’ progress through each stage of this pathway.

You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for service users.  You will be working alongside the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist for CAMHS, other occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. You will work with a full multidisciplinary team in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

At Cygnet, we have a strong occupational focus through support and direction from Clinical and Regional Leads and our Occupational Therapy Directors.  We use evidence-based practice within each of our service lines, as defined by our clinical steering groups, of which Occupational Therapists play a key role.  

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 an Occupational Therapy 12 month preceptorship programme to support and consolidate core Occupational Therapy Skills. 

Additionally, we offer a sensory integration preceptorship for occupational therapists who are interested in learning new skills within this area.

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 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.

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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