Occupational Therapy Assisstant (OTA)
Ref: CYG06804

  • Location
  • Cygnet Bierley, Bierley Lane, Bradford, BD4 6AD
  • Salary
  • £16,218 per annum
  • Hours
  • Full Time
  • Closing date
  • 01/11/2019
  • We require a flexible, energetic, and enthusiastic individual with excellent motivational skills to join our Occupational Therapy Team at our hospital in Bierley. The successful candidate will primarily work on Bronte Ward - our 12 bed female low secure service, offering assessment, recovery based treatment and rehabilitation for women who have on-going and challenging mental health problems and may have a dual diagnosis.

    If you’re passionate about what you do, we want to talk to you!


    In this role you will:

    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. Responsible for leading therapy and education activities on Bronte ward.


    We are looking for someone who has:


    Experience of supporting service users with mental illness is essential, NVQ Level III or above or equivalent health care related qualification, Knowledge & application of activities to support positive health & wellbeing, Persistence to work hard to achieve the best for every service user under difficult circumstances.


    Level II food safety certificate, Experience in liaising with other staff within the MDT on patients progress/issues, Emotional awareness to handle concerns and complaints. Knowledge of recovery approaches and social inclusion.


    Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you:

    Amongst many other benefits, we will offer you a 37.5 hour per week contract, £16,218 per annum (Dependent on Experience). A high quality work environment with strong career progression opportunities within the region and nationally, including into management roles. Regular supervision and be encouraged to partake in professional and personal development activities.


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

    Cygnet Hospital Bierley provides a range of low secure, specialist and psychiatric intensive care services for men and women, including a specialist personality disorder service for women. The hospital is set across four wards offering single-sex male and female specialist mental health services in low secure and locked environments. Our ward breakdown is as follows:

    Bronte Ward – Female Low Secure Mental Health
    Denholme Ward – Female Psychiatric Intensive Care (PICU)
    Bowling Ward – Specialist Female Personality Disorder Service
    Shelley Ward – Male Low Secure Mental Health


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