This is an exciting opportunity to join an established, dynamic occupational therapy team based at Cygnet Hospital Bierley – Shelley Ward.
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.
Shelley Ward is our 16 bed male low secure service, providing recovery based treatment for men whose mental health needs result in continuing and ongoing disturbed or challenging behaviour and who may have a dual diagnosis.
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 Bierley.
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.
Please note we may close early if a sufficient amount of applications are received.