Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG11689

  • Location
  • Cygnet Alders Clinic, 155 Podsmead Road, Gloucester, GL1 5UA
  • Salary
  • Up to £19,000pa DoE
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 27/11/2020
  • We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy Team at Cygnet Alders. Are you looking to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in a Specialist Personality Disorder Service?


    Post: Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Base: Alders Clinic, 20 bed Specialist female personality disorder service

    Responsible for: The post holder will form part of the OT department on site as well as contributing to the wider MDT team.

    Responsible to: OT within Cygnet Alders

    Hours: 40 hours per week

    Location: Gloucester GL11 5UY


    Join our supportive friendly team and make an application today.

    For an informal discussion about the role please contact: Our in house recruiter Hayley Valentine on hayleyvalentine@cygnethealth.co.uk, alternatively contact Maria Harris Regional Lead OT mariaharris@cygnethealth.co.uk, Jasmine Todd Senior OT @ Brunel jasminetodd@cygnethealth.co.uk or Lisa Wilson Hospital Manager Alder lisawilson@cygnethealth.co.uk.


    With over 150 OTs in the company, we also work together as a large team providing support to each other across the group, with various specialist interest groups to tap into, including Mental Health, Neuropsychiatry, Autism, Learning Disabilities and Sensory Integration, to name a few.

    Overview of site/Ward: Cygnet Alders Clinic is a 20 bed rehabilitation service providing assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women with personality disorder and complex needs. Cygnet Alders Clinic is on the Welsh Hospital Framework with specialist service status and is rated as Outstanding in Care by CQC.


    As an Occupational Therapy assistant you will:

    • Under the oversight of an occupational therapist, complete elements of the occupational therapy process, guided by standard operating procedures and protocols.  This may include, but is not restricted to: assessment, analysis of results, care planning including prioritising and grading targets and goals; 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.
    • Support individuals in your care to identify and work towards meeting their personal goals and aspirations through the assessment process and occupational formulation
    • Work with a degree of autonomy and as part of a team to manage a designated caseload within your scope of practice.
    • Share information effectively and concisely in a range of situations (effective daily documentation; attendance at meetings to handover information; face to face handovers of information to colleagues; report-writing and care planning)

    Why you should make an application today…

    1. We care about people in our services
    2. Career pathway progression within the company to support your development and skills
    3. National networks of over 150 OTs in the Cygnet Group within different specialisms including Forensic Practice, LD and ASD, Acute mental health, PICU, and inpatient CAMHS
    4. Low caseload number to support intensive OT focused interventions


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • A clear understanding of personality disorder diagnosis
    • Knowledge of recovery approaches and social inclusion
    • Experience of supporting service users with mental illness
    • A relevant healthcare qualification is desirable
    • Effective communication skills, good organisations skills and a positive attitude


    In return we will offer you:

    • 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
    • Company pension scheme
    • NHS Discount Cards & Blue Light Card
    • Free parking


    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*


  • Job Description
  • OTA_JD_CF.docx

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