Band 6 Occupational Therapist
Ref: CYG09976

  • Location
  • Thistle Care Home 119 Americanmuir Road, Dundee,DD3 9AG
  • Salary
  • £31,500pa - £36,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Are you a confident Band 5 or Band 6 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in Residential learning disabilities services? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills?

    Post:  Band 6 Occupational Therapist; Residential services (5 residential homes)

    Base: Dundee as main base; however travel to other homes is required to support caseload.

    Responsible for: Activity coordinators within each site.

    Responsible to: Band 7 Occupational Therapist

    Hours: 40 hours

    Location: Cross site working – 5 sites

    Eastern Scotland; Dundee: Ellen Mhor & Thistle
    Central Scotland; Dunblane: Ranaich House
    South-Western Scotland; Lockerbie: Trinity House
    South East Scotland; Hamilton: Duchess House

    Join our supportive friendly team and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact Karen Shaw Regional Lead OT  or our in house recruiter


    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.

    Our priority is to ensure people with a learning disability enjoy the same right to a happy and fulfilled life as others. We ensure the individuals we support feel safe in the environment, are understood and are able to communicate to the best of their ability. Most importantly, with the right support and help, we empower people to successfully progress to a community–based service that is aligned to their abilities.

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

    In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to resident’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 resident, carers/family and the team onsite.


    5 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 expected to further your skills in sensory integration and have clinical supervision from a sensory integration Level 3 trained OT.
    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
    5. Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions.


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • This role is suitable for Band 5 ready to move to a Band 6 role or a Band 6 OT
    • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
    • Experienced in the field of learning disabilities and mental health
    • 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 £31,500 - £36,000per annum – 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 from Band 7 Sensory Integration trained Level 3 OT. 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*


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