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Specialist Occupational Therapist (Band 6) (FTC)
Ref: CYG36765

Stevenage, SG1 4YS
Up to £40,787 per year
Full Time
Closing date
Wednesday 24 July 2024

Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience? Have you been qualified for 2 years, and looking for career growth?

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: PICU/ Acute Services

Post: Specialist (Band 6) Occupational Therapist

Salary: Up to £40,787 per year

Base: PICU Wards (Chamberlain & Pattison)

Contract Type: FTC for 12 months

Responsible to: Head of OT and Regional Lead OT

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm

Location: Cygnet Hospital Stevenage, Gravely Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1 4YS

Summary of the site

Cygnet Stevenage operates as a medium secure unit and runs PICU/Acute service lines within this framework. Our site has a wide range of therapeutic resources where service users can develop their daily living skills in a bespoke environment. This includes a Recovery College, ADL kitchen, a large gym, therapeutic garden, football pitch, music production studio, and many other therapeutic spaces. Service users are encouraged to extend their community skills with easy transport links from the hospital, and a thriving local town centre.

In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to service user’s diagnosis and identified needs. This will be based upon findings from assessments including associated risks, in order to develop treatment plans accordingly.

You will be an integral member of the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and OT department whilst working autonomously with the support of an OTA. The MDT wrap around the service to support the individuals in our care throughout their journey with us to capture and manage risk and relapse in community.

The ward team consists of nurses, psychologists, psychology assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, social workers and psychiatrists as well as 24/7 support from the nursing team and support workers. This means that we are able to meet the changing needs of our service users as they progress through their care pathway, while ensuring their safety is maintained and their independence supported.

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.

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…

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: Ummarah Sheikh (Acting Head of Occupational Therapy) - or Michelle Vanvuren (Regional Lead Occupational Therapist) -

Read more about the site here: Cygnet Hospital Stevenage - Cygnet (

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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