Occupational Therapy Assistant

Employer
Cygnet Health Care
Location
Beckton
Salary
£23,500 to £25,500 a year
Closing date
11 Jul 2022
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Job Details

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 description
Job responsibilities
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?
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
  • 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

The Successful Candidate should be/have:
  • An understanding of Occupational Therapy
  • Experience of teamwork health care preferable.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Creativity and an ability to problem solve

Requirements

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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Employer details
Employer name

Cygnet Health Care

Address

Beckton

E6 6ZB

Employer's website

https://www.cygnethealth.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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Company

Empowering people and making a positive difference

Cygnet Health Care was established in 1988. Since then we have developed a wide range of services for individuals with mental health needs within the UK. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes for the people in our care. At Cygnet Health Care you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on patients, service users and their families. Our purpose is to care, enable & make a positive difference. Our vision is to be the preferred provider & employer of choice in our sector.

Our great team believe in -

  • Togetherness
  • Patients, service users & their families are at the heart of what we do
  • Making a real difference in people's lives
  • Building caring relationships to improve mental health

Dedicated people who change lives together

At Cygnet, our people work across many different teams that pull together to achieve excellent outcomes for those in our care. So wherever your strengths lie, you can make the most of them with us – and enjoy a rewarding career that makes a significant difference to others.

Join one of our dedicated teams and be part of something meaningful:

  • Leadership Team
  • Doctors & Consultants Team
  • Nursing Team
  • Allied Health & Psychology Team
  • Education Team
  • Care & Support Team
  • Hospitality & Non-clinical Team

 

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