Band 6 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG09651

  • Location
  • Cygnet Wyke, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road, Wyke, Bradford, BD12 8LR
  • Salary
  • £35,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 31/07/2020
  • Are you a confident 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in our male open acute ward environment? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills further in a supportive team? We want to recruit an exceptional OT to our Band 6 post. We may consider an experienced Band 5 who is ready to take the next step up to Band 6. 

    Would you like to further your career with us?

    Phoenix Ward is an open acute service that can support up to 19 men in a therapeutic and calming setting. The service is an emergency admission ward that aims to work with service users with a broad range of mental health problems. The team works closely and collaboratively with service users, their family and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge.

    Phoenix Ward accepts referrals for service users whether informal or detained under the Mental Health Act. The service is not risk averse and has a willingness to accept referrals which may be challenging and can work successfully with individuals who experience a higher level of complexity and challenge, posing a risk to themselves or others. This is possible as both Phoenix Ward and our PICU service on Bennu Ward work closely together in order to assess and manage risk factors.

    Post: (Band 6) Specialist Occupational Therapist

    Base: Phoenix Ward- Cygnet Wyke

    Caseload: 19 service users  

    Responsible for: The post holder will line manage Activity Coordinators and a Band 5 OT.

    Responsible to: Service Manager for Line management supervision & Occupational Therapist (Band 7 or above) for professional supervision. 

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Location: Cygnet Wyke, Blankney Grange, Huddersfield Road, Wyke

    Join our supportive friendly team and make an application today.

    With over 150 OTs in the company, we also work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with various specialist interest groups to tap into, including Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.


    As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of residents within the service.

    In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to our 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.

    Prioritisation skills are key to manage the caseload of clients effectively and you will work closely with the Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team onsite.

    4 reasons why you should make an application today…

    1. We care about people in our services
    2. Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
    3. You will be part of a team providing excellent care to our residents.
    4. National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS

    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experience in the field of adult Mental Health
    • Working as a Band 5 or Band 6 OT
    • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Ability to manage highly demanding clinical presentation


    In return we will offer you:

    • A competitive salary of up to £35,000pa DoE
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Leadership and Management, Sensory Integration.
    • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
    • Expert clinical supervision and peer support
    • Bi-monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
    • Free parking & meals on duty
    • Relocation packages offered


    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*


    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    For an informal discussion about the role please our dedicated Occupational Therapy in-house recruiter

    Click the link to apply.

  • Job Description
  • CYGNET_Specialist_OT_Job_Description_Band_6_equivalent.doc

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