Are you an Occupational Therapist Assistant looking to work for a company that supports, values and recognises your dedication to delivering great healthcare? If so, this might be for you.
We are looking for a highly motivated Occupational Therapy assistant to work on our 28 bed acute mental health unit here at Farmfield Hospital. This unit is for male service users, who are experiencing an acute episode of mental ill health and require a "safe place" to recovery from their mental health crisis. Service users are given the opportunity to develop new skills, optimise functioning and maximise their quality of life; with the transparent aim of progressing towards discharge.
Working under the guidance and direction of the Occupational Therapists you will provide an effective and efficient service to service users including specific interventions and programs both within the hospital environment and the community.
Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, you will be supported regionally and will have access to a variety of training and online courses to support your career development and growth.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Work effectively as part of a team in the delivery of therapeutic interventions, (both 1:1s and group work), planned with the support and supervision of Occupational Therapists.
- Contribute to the assessment, monitoring, evaluation and modification of therapeutic interventions in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness.
- Devise and manage a balanced therapy timetable to support service user interventions under supervision of OT.
- Keep concise and informative records of sessions and assessments through Carenotes/OT documents in line with department requirements.
- Observe general behaviour, ability and response of service users to activities and communicate these observations to other members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
- Provide a motivational approach to support service users to improve their independence and quality of life.
- Participate in the relevant induction, training and education of students and other staff.
To be successful in this role:
- GCSE/O-Levels (A-C) or a relevant NVQ2.
- Previous experience gained within a relevant healthcare environment.
- To be able to work as part of a team.
- An understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy
- Must have adequate literacy and numeracy skills for short reports and completing administration tasks for the department/service.
- Ability to follow a structured work timetable and tasks as delegated.
- To have the ability to work with and engage patients in a range of activities.An interest and/or experience in recreational and vocational activities, such as music, art, sports, education and cooking would be advantageous but is not essential.
What you will get:
- Annual salary of £20,972 + Benefits
- The equivalent of 33 days annual leave - plus your birthday off!
- Free meals and parking
- Wellbeing support and activities
- Career development and training
- Pension contribution
- Life Assurance
- Enhanced Maternity Package
There is also a range of other benefits including retail discounts and special offers, car leasing without a credit check, holiday financing and much more.
About your next employer:
You will be working for an established, stable and agile company with a unique approach to the delivery of care. With a network of over 70 services across England and Wales, providing four services including: Mental Health, Neurological, Learning Disabilities & Autism, Children & Education, there is an opportunity for you to grow and move with Elysium.
Elysium Healthcare follows safer recruitment of staff for all appointments. It is a requirement that all staff understand it is each person's individual responsibility and are committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of service users. Candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.
The safety of our service users and colleagues is our priority and as such we encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.