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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/12/2021.

Occupational Therapist - Band 5 (Female HDU / Rehabilitation)

Job Reference: J103-A-21-28901

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

Are you an Occupational Therapist who would like to explore a rewarding career experience?

About Us

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988 as an independent provider of health and social care services in England, Scotland and Wales.

Your Role

Service Line: Mental Health Adults (Rehabilitation & Recovery)

Summary of the site

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.

Clinical: You would be responsible for the assessment and treatment of occupational dysfunction for 12 service users. The clinical role would focus on half of the service users at Salford Lodge (Rehabilitation and Recovery). You will work with a full multidisciplinary team in a coordinated way to support each service user develop their skills and move through our clinical model of care from admission to discharge.

The Salford Lodge has 2 occupational therapists (an onsite Band 8 for clinical and managerial supervision) and 3 activity coordinators for 24 service users.


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.

Occupational Therapy Preceptorship & Induction:

We understand the pandemic has brought with it challenging times, and we recognise this may have had an impact on some of your placement experiences. We offer an Occupational Therapy 12 month preceptorship programme to support and consolidate core Occupational Therapy Skills.


5 reasons why you should make an application today…

  • We care about people in our services
  • Expert clinical supervision and protected time for a weekly 1:1 with your clinical supervisor
  • Induction & service line training in area of specialism
  • Dedicated CPD time for peer support, skill development and specialist training
  • 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: Donna Coyle 0161 6964930.

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.

What next?
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*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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