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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/08/2020.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2390905-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester general Hospital, Leicester
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum


Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group




Band 2 Occupational Therapy Assistant for the Stroke Service


30 hours/ week -other part time hours or bank will be considered


Monday – Friday (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)

Part time 30 hours/ week
Hours: Mon – Fri (plus weekend and bank holiday roster)

Are you looking for a challenging and interesting role working within the speciality of Occupational Therapy? We have a vacancy for a Band 2 Occupational Therapy assistant to work in Stroke Rehabilitation as part of a large supportive therapy team. This post can offer an entry point into the speciality of stroke rehabilitation or to the Occupational Therapy profession.

The Occupational Therapy assistant role works under the guidance of qualified Occupational Therapists to support a multi-disciplinary team providing stroke rehabilitation. The aim is to support the assessment and treatment of patients to facilitate their discharge from hospital while maximising their return to full function.

Post holders will be required to work their core hours Monday to Friday. In addition, you will also be required to work weekend shifts on a roster system (approximately 1:6).

If you are interested in this post you will need to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You will need to be motivated, organised and able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team. You will need to have had experience of working with a variety of different people. Clerical experience and the ability to use computers are desirable in these posts, as some administrative and clerical duties are involved. Enthusiasm for this type of work is essential.

Previous experience in therapy is desirable, however work experience in a healthcare setting will be considered if appropriate. You must have equivalent of Grade C or above at GCSE in English and Maths. There will be a program of development to be undertaken to develop you into the role that will need to be completed in your first 18 months in post. You will do this within work hours.

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive Trust and departmental induction, regular supervision and annual appraisal and a training program to support their development. There are opportunities for career progression within this field and within the trust.

Please note that this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient number of applications are received. If you are interested in this post we advise that you apply as soon as possible.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathie Parkinson
Tel: 0116 258 4059/ 7775

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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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