Specialist Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG05519

  • Location
  • Cygnet Clifton Clinic, Clifton Lane Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8NB
  • Salary
  • £30,000 - £32,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 21/06/2019
  • Are you an Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge in mental health?

    Cygnet Hospital Clifton is a 24 bed specialist low secure service for men with a personality disorder, who also present with complex mental health needs and challenging behaviours.

    We offer access to a daily full time occupational therapy programme, psychological interventions, full nursing and psychiatric care ensuring a holistic package of care for all.

    This role is 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

    In this role you will:

    • Work closely with the Occupational Therapy team and onsite MDT who will assist you in the day to day duties and running of the OT department
    • Manage a defined caseload of clients using evidenced based practice / client based principles
    • Complete assessments which inform the planning and facilitation of interventions appropriate to the client’s needs, choices and interests
    • Receive support from the OT Clinical Lead to further develop your OT experience and skills

    We are looking for people who have:

    • A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy, registration with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) and a member of the RCOT (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
    • Experience in the field of Mental Health is preferred
    • Currently operating as a Specialist OT (Band 6) / or equivalent
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
    • A good understanding of core Occupational Therapy skills and the motivation to keep up-to-date with current best practice in OT
    • Excellent communication / time management skills


    In return we will offer you:

    • Salary of £30,000 - £32,000 (Depending on Experience)
    • Company pension scheme
    • Free meals on duty
    • Supervision by a highly specialist OT
    • You will be in a small hub of OT with an experienced Head OT in a local service and excellent peer support. You will be part of bi monthly personal development groups with a specific focus on your service line.
    • Opportunity to attend bimonthly OT meetings focused on CPD, service development, and clinical case discussion
    • Training days throughout the year, provided by well-known and inspirational OTs such as Sue Parkinson (MOHO) and Eadaoin Breathnach (Sensory Attachment Intervention)
    • CPD and research opportunities



    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.

    *Please note - speculative recruitment 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.*

    Are you looking for a new challenge where you can make a positive difference?

    Apply now!


  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Clifton is a 24 bed specialist low secure service for men with a personality disorder, who also present with complex mental health needs and challenging behaviours.

    The treatment model we provide at Cygnet Hospital Clifton is delivered in the context of a cohesive multidisciplinary, psychologically informed team approach, with the patient at its centre. We aim to create opportunities for sustained positive behavioural change, by applying a consistent approach where the men in our care feel encouraged to develop positive interpersonal skills to reduce maladaptive or pathological behaviours.

    The hospital is set out across two wards; Ancaria Ward is the admissions/ initial treatment ward, which offers a defined pathway through to Acorn Ward, which has a focus on rehabilitation, in preparation for moving on into the community or supported living.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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