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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: J103-A-21-28334

Cygnet Health Care
Cygnet Salford Lodge
Cygnet Salford Lodge, Radcliffe Park Cres, Manchester
£26,000pa - £28,000pa DoE

Are you a confident newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a more rewarding clinical and managerial challenge in a Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit? Are you ready to develop your clinical skills?

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.

Post:    Occupational Therapist

Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000

Base:  Cygnet Salford Lodge

Responsible for: 24 service users across the services

Responsible to: Clinical Lead OT (Band 8)

Hours: 40 hours per week

Location: Radcliffe Park Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M67WQ


Overview of site/Ward:

Cygnet Lodge Salford is a 24-bed rehabilitation service which supports females with a primary diagnosis of mental illness, but may also have a complex secondary diagnosis, including a personality disorder. Women often come to us following multiple placement breakdowns, failed treatment Programmes. The service has been designed with wellness in mind, providing a safe and comfortable environment that promotes efficient rehabilitation and recovery. With access to a range of therapeutic interventions designed to help service users tackle their symptoms and progress with their lives. Our aim is to understand, stabilise and break the traumatic cycles of relapse that can impact individual’s lives.

Our psychology and occupational therapy led interventions will effectively tackle the challenges of mental health and, alongside our clinical interventions, will help women enhance their personal skills to rebuild their lives. Our care embraces a balanced approach to risk management and therapeutic optimism.

When the time is right, access to the local community is an essential step along the pathway to independence, for both leisure pursuits and for social training such as shopping and using public transport.

Cygnet Lodge Salford is situated on a quiet residential street in Salford within walking distance to local shops and amenities including restaurants, libraries, colleges and various places of worship. Just a 20 minute drive from the service is the popular Trafford Centre which is a large indoor shopping centre and leisure complex in Greater Manchester.


As an Occupational Therapist, you will provide direct clinical care which will encompass OT assessments, treatment and management of individuals / interventions and support for individuals within the service. In this role you will assess, implement and develop an OT treatment programme according to individual’s diagnosis and identified needs. This will be based upon findings from assessments including associated risks, in order to develop treatment plans accordingly within the multidisciplinary team.


If you feel you suit the criteria and have an interest in Salford Lodge Cygnet then please make an application today.  For an informal discussion about the role please contact our in house recruiter Grace Cockroft on 07715055561 /, or our Head OT Donna Coyle 01616964930.


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.


5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  • We care about people in our services
  • Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills, including sensory integration training and leadership and management training
  • You will be an integral part of a large, well established MDT with extensive experience to draw from
  • Dedicated CPD time being part of a national network of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS
  • Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions


The Successful Candidate should be/have:

  • A registered Occupational Therapist with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council)
  • RCOT Membership
  • An understanding of Occupational Therapy process/interventions and can take a “hands on” approach
  • Excellent communication and time management skills
  • Passionate about student education
  • Experienced in the field of adult mental health
  • Able to effectively lead a team


In return we will offer you:

  • A competitive salary £25,000-£28,000
  • Relocation package offered
  • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development. For example: Leadership & Management, and Sensory Integration.
  • Training days provided by highly experienced and renowned OT specialists
  • Expert clinical supervision from Clinical Lead and peer support
  • Bi-monthly OT CPD meetings focused on skill and strategic service development.
  • Free parking and free meals for staff on duty
  • Employee referral scheme: recommend a friend to us and claim a cash reward for their successful hire.
  • Group pension: a generous 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…


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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