Are you a proactive and motivated individual keen for a career with occupational therapy? Are you keen to support individuals with a learning disability? Would you like to be part of a pioneering Occupational Therapy service to embed co-production at all levels of care?Main duties of the job
As an occupational therapy assistant you will work under the guidance of an occupational therapist to complete elements of the occupational therapy process. This may include interventions on a group or individual basis both within the hospital and in the wider community, grading and adapting activities to suit individual strengths and needs and aspects of report-writing.About us
Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Across our 11 different service lines, we have evidence-based established models of care to ensure we provide the highest quality care and support.
Our dedicated and expert teams of over 10 000 employees, support over 2800 individuals in a range of services across England, Scotland and Wales. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care, through co-production, recovery and rehabilitation.
With over 150 Occupational Therapists, we work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with the opportunity to be part of specialist interest groups & become involved in service development. Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesAre you a proactive and motivated individual keen for a career with occupational therapy? Are you keen to support individuals with a learning disability? Would you like to be part of a pioneering Occupational Therapy service to embed co-production at all levels of care?Post:
Occupational Therapy Assistant Salary:
£23,500 - £25,500 per annum (dependant on experience) Base:
Hansa ward, Cygnet Hospital Beckton. Responsibilities:
To work with the qualified occupational therapist on the ward to provide professional practice skills - care pathway assessments and therapy and education programme for the ward. Responsible to:
Ward occupational therapist, Head Occupational Therapist (Cygnet Hospital Beckton) and Director of Occupational Therapy Hours:
37.5 hours per week Location:
23 Tunnan Leys, Beckton, E6 6ZB Overview of services:Hansa Ward
at Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a 13 bed female locked learning disability ward. Hansa Ward strives to improve service users wellbeing, reduce risk and facilitate individual return to optimal functioning to fully engage in their recovery.
As an occupational therapy assistant you will work under the guidance of an occupational therapist to complete elements of the occupational therapy process. This may include interventions on a group or individual basis both within the hospital and in the wider community, grading and adapting activities to suit individual strengths and needs and aspects of report-writing.
The Occupational Therapy Team work within a multi-disciplinary team to drive forward programmes of recovery and rehabilitation. Our care pathways are evidence based with a focus on social inclusion and independent living skills. The multi-disciplinary team consists of medical, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and social work. 5 reasons why you should make an application today
The Successful Candidate should be/have:
- We care about people in our services
- Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills, including professional practice skills training
- You will be an integral part of a well-established MDT with extensive experience to draw from
- To have the opportunity to learn and develop within a wider 3 site Occupational Therapy Team (Beckton, Blackheath & Lewisham)
- Be part of a large national professional network of over 150 OTs
- An understanding of Occupational Therapy
- Experience of teamwork health care preferable.
- Excellent communication and organisation skills
- Creativity and an ability to problem solve
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*Person SpecificationGeneral RequirementsEssential
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