Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG06148

  • Location
  • Cygnet Stevenage, Graveley Road, Stevenage, SG1 4YS
  • Salary
  • Up to £19,000
  • Closing date
  • 06/09/2019
  • Are you an enthusiastic and Motivated Occupational Therapy Assistant looking for your next challenge? Do you want to join an established team and an organisation that truly lives its values?

    We are looking for a fantastic Occupational Therapy Assistant, to help shape and develop the Occupational Therapy service at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage.

    The successful candidate will support the occupational therapist in delivering, a high standard of evidenced based OT interventions. Knowledge of the Recovery Approaches and Model of Human Occupation is desirable, whilst experience of working with service users in a secure environment would be advantageous. The individual will be expected to assist the service users to meet his or her needs via the implementation of a therapeutic activity program.  Will co-operate with all departments in ensuring a safe environment is maintained for all service users. 

    The individual will assist the Senior Occupational Therapist in ensuring that the department meets all the identified needs and problems of the service users. To be actively involved in assisting in the planning and implementation of Recovery and therapeutic activities programs and when required undertake duties delegated by the Senior Occupational Therapist to ensure the efficient running of the department. Key attributes include awareness of boundary setting, an understanding of risk management and a positive can do attitude.

    We will provide clinical supervision by the Occupational Therapist and training opportunities to support professional development.

    From you, we’ll need commitment and drive to assist in providing the highest quality of care. Interpersonal skills are essential for this post, as you’ll be working within a tight-knit team and liaising with a wide variety of people.  We will provide you with ongoing opportunities to hone new skills and further your career, as well as providing you with an environment where teams are supportive and supported.

    Working hours will involve some weekend and evening work throughout the week.

  • Location Information
  • Cygnet Hospital Stevenage offers a range of secure mental health services for men and women in a purpose-built therapeutic environment where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes and recovery.

    Care is provided within a medium secure perimeter. Inside the hospital, everyone has an individual en-suite bedroom and there is outdoor space available for all. There are also a range of additional facilities including a vocational cafe, large indoor gym hall, multi-gym, outdoors football pitch and garden area.

    The aim at Stevenage is to help people learn how to manage their mental health and reinforce their daily living skills, helping to prepare for independent life.


    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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