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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 354-AB-18016

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Mental Health
Millview Hospital Pavilion Ward, Brighton & Hove
Band 3 £16,800 - £19,655

We’re a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We’re looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated our services good, following their most recent inspection, and outstanding in the caring domain.

Band 3, Occupational Therapy Assistant 1.0 WTE, 12 months fixed term contract with possibility for extension.

We are looking for a committed Band 3 Occupational Therapy assistant to work as part of the inpatient Occupational Therapy team at Millview Hospital, the hospital is in the heart of the most vibrant city of Brighton and Hove.

The post holders will be based on Pavilion ward, which is our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). You would be responsible for delivering group/individual interventions to individuals staying on the ward. You will use specific psycho-social and occupational individual and group interventions. You would also be supporting with some aspects of activities of daily living .

Successful candidates will have strong communication and people skills, a non-judgemental and person-centred recovery approach and above all a real caring attitude and be prepared to make a difference.

In return for your skills and commitment we can offer you interesting and rewarding work within a team that prides itself with providing regular learning and development opportunities and clinical supervision. The successful candidate will receive regular supervision from an Occupational Therapist in the team. The organisation has regular learning events and networks with a professional structure in place.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information about this post please contact:

Sofia Ivarsson

Professional Lead Occupational Therapist

Brighton and Hove


Mob: 07825105473

Skype internal 107626

We appreciate every application that we receive but regret that we are unable to advise every candidate if they have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date then it is probably the case that you have not been shortlisted, however this should not discourage you from applying again.

In the event of an excessive number of applicants the Trust does reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than indicated.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust takes its responsibilities for the safeguarding and protection of children and young people and vulnerable adults very seriously and expects this of all its employees and bank workers. The Trust works with adult and children’s social care to ensure that the integrated service has systems in place to equip staff and bank workers with the knowledge and skills to recognize abuse, and take action to safeguard and protect vulnerable adults and children and young people.

It is expected that all staff and bank workers familiarise themselves with the appropriate structures and policies and with the Sussex child protection and safeguarding procedures and the Sussex multi-agency policy and procedures for safeguarding vulnerable adults and undertake the relevant essential training and further training appropriate to their role.

Successful candidates are normally offered salaries at the bottom of the relevant salary range. However, where previous or equivalent NHS experience in a similar role can be demonstrated and evidenced, this may be taken into consideration when setting the starting salary.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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