Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG11336

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  • Location
  • Cygnet Ealing, 22 Corfton Rd, London W5 2HT
  • Salary
  • Up to £21,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 22/10/2020
  • Cygnet Hospital Ealing provides a welcoming, non-institutional environment, offering personalised treatment for service users with personality and eating disorders over two separate wards.

    We are currently recruiruiting for a Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy Team at Cygnet Hospital Ealing to support recovery and rehabilitation activities in the integrated care pathway at Cygnet. You will mainly be working on the personality disorders ward but there will be some crossover with the eating disorders ward.

    The Occupational Therapy Assistant role involves planning and implementing therapeutic activities appropriate to the needs, choices and interests of individuals in our care, under the supervision and guidance of a qualified occupational therapist.

    You will work 37.5 hours per week covering 8-8 (8-4pm or 12- 8pm shifts) Monday to Friday and alternate Saturdays 9-5. 

    In this role you will:

    • Deliver planned activities for patients under the direction of Occupational Therapy department and Multidisciplinary Team
    • Assist the OT in the day to day duties and running of the department
    • Undertake assessment and intervention programmes with clients as delegated by a senior occupational therapist underpinned by appropriate experience/knowledge
    • Contribute ideas, create and facilitate events and activities safely and support people to structure their time through meaningful activity
    • Have involvement in the delivery of one to one and group interventions
    • Implement individual care plans during activity sessions and take into account specific interests and opportunities to promote choice and independence

    We are looking for someone who has:

    • A good understanding of mental health diagnosis
    • Knowledge of recovery approaches and social inclusion
    • Experience of supporting service users with mental illness
    • Any experience with eating disorders or personality disorders would be desirable
    • A relevant healthcare qualification is desirable
    • Effective communication skills, good organisations skills and a positive attitude

    In return we will offer:

    • Regular supervision from a qualified Occupational Therapist
    • Opportunities for CPD, training, development and research
    • Employee Discount Scheme
    • Company pension scheme
    • Health Cash Plan
    • Subsidised meals on duty
    • DBS paid

    Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

  • Job Description
  • OTA_job_description_Ealing_2020.doc

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