Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Huddersfield


Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge within learning disabilities?

Give your career a positive change with an exciting opportunity which has become available for apart-time Occupational Therapist atCygnet Gledholt. The post would be 16 hours per week.

Gledholtis a nine bed enhanced community residential home providing outcome focused care for adults with learning disabilities, who may have behaviours that challenge and associated complex needs.

If you are not interested in a part-time post and would prefer full-time, we could look at combining this role with one of our other part-time roles in the Yorkshire region to accommodate your preference.

In this role you will:

Manage a defined caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
Working alongside the Head of Occupational Therapy to oversee the Occupational Therapy Assistant, who will assist you in your day to day duties, including therapeutic activity.
Deliver a clinical service for a complex client group, using a range of skills and knowledge in assessment and intervention methods within a coherent framework.
Provide support to a dedicated care and support team under supervision of the Head of Occupational Therapy and Ward Manager, in order to facilitate optimal engagement with patients and to maximize their development of independent living skills.

We are looking for people who have:

A degree / postgraduate diploma (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy, registration with the Health Care Professions Council and a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy
Currently operating as a Band 5 / Band 6 Specialist OT
An understanding of Occupational Therapy process and interventions.
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:

Up to £37,500 PA (FTE)
Company pension scheme
Free life assurance
A comprehensive employee assistance programme and discount scheme
Paid leave for your birthday and anniversary of joining the company
Subsidized meals
CPD opportunities
Expert clinical supervision and peer support
Opportunity to undertake further learning and development opportunities

About Us

At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients and their families. We have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for almost 30 years. With a true focus on outcomes those who use or commission our services can be assured we are an experienced, service-user focused, provider of quality treatment, care and rehabilitation.


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.

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

Click the link to apply.

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