Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG11912

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  • Location
  • Broughton Lodge, London Road Cheshire SK11 0JG
  • Salary
  • £20,000pa FTE
  • Hours
  • Part Time
  • Closing date
  • 11/12/2020
  • We are currently recruiting for an Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Occupational Therapy Team at Broughton Lodge. Are you looking to explore a more rewarding clinical challenge in a Specialist Autism Service?

    Post: Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Base: Broughton Lodge, 20 beds, Highly Specialist Autism service.

    Responsible for: The post holder will form part of the MDT department and will be working alongside with the OT on site.  

    Responsible to: OT, Broughton Lodge. 

    Hours: 30 hours per week

    Location: London Road, Oak Grove, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 0JG.

    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 Sheeba Devendran Clinical Lead OT on SheebaDevendran1@cygnethealth.co.uk or James O’Neil, Registered Service manager on JamesONeil@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: Broughton Lodge is a 20 bedded residential services for individuals with a range of complex care and therapeutic needs including Autism, learning disabilities, challenging behaviours and other associated medical conditions. 


    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 unit 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. Excellent opportunity to assist and work along with a qualified occupational therapist and wider therapy team to provide high quality care


    The Successful Candidate should be/have:

    • A clear understanding of Autism and learning disabilities
    • Knowledge of developing meaningful activities and community/ social inclusion
    • Experience of supporting people with Autism and learning disabilities
    • A relevant healthcare qualification is desirable
    • Effective communication skills, good organisation skills and a positive attitude


    In return we will offer you:

    • Salary: £ 20,000 (FTE)
    • 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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