Occupational Therapy Assistant
Ref: CYG06508

  • Location
  • Cygnet Taunton, Orchard Portman, Taunton, TA3 7BQ
  • Salary
  • £9.50 per hour
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 20/09/2019
  • This is an exciting opportunity to join an established, dynamic occupational therapy team based at Cygnet Hospital Taunton.  

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton is a 55 bed CQC rated 'Good' site that provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men. 

    This post is full time 38.5 hours, 5 days per week. 

    Your Day-to-Day...

    • Planning and implementing activities as a therapeutic medium under the guidance of a qualified Occupational Therapist
    • Provide individual and group activities to support recovery and rehabilitation
    • Administrative requirements including basic record keeping, patient engagement summaries, initial screening checklists, MDT feedback, sending and responding to emails

    Why Cygnet? We'll offer you...

    • NHS and employee discount scheme
    • Opportunities for CPD and to undertake further learning and development
    • Clinical supervision and peer support allowing for clinical case discussion
    • Free meals
    • Paid leave for your birthday and anniversary of joining the company

    You will have...

    • Experience of supporting service users with mental illness
    • Knowledge and application of activities to support positive health and wellbeing
    • Persistence to work hard to achieve the best for every service user under difficult circumstances.


    • NVQ Level III or above or equivalent health care related qualification
    • Level II food safety certificate
    • Experience in liaising with other staff within the MDT on patient’s progress/issues
    • Emotional awareness to handle concerns and complaints.
    • Knowledge of recovery approaches and social inclusion
    • Good understanding of learning disabilities and autism

    Cygnet Health Care has been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for 30 years.

    Cygnet Hospital Taunton is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery. Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

    What next?

    If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you!

    Click the link to apply.

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