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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 310-OPAC-2629780

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Older People's Mental Health
Alan Conway Court, Doddington
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

We are currently looking to recruit a full time (37.5 hours per week) enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our Stepped Care Therapy Team within Older Peoples’ Mental Health Secondary Care Services in the Fenland area. The established team comprises of psychologists and an occupational therapist and the role would involve multidisciplinary working with both mental and physical health staff; including colleagues within the local neighbourhood team. There would be opportunities to collaborate with other occupational therapists and assistants from the other Stepped Care Therapy services across the county.

The candidate’s role would include working alongside an occupational therapist to provide and implement treatment plans for older adults with mental health needs. The role would include working with clients in the community on an individual basis, as well as participating in delivering group interventions (remotely at present), where possible.

The ideal candidate will have a strong team work ethic, sense of accountability, accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times and have a passion for working with older people in the community.

If you are looking for a new challenge, enjoy variety in your work and wish to be part of a team motivated in working with Older Adults with mental health needs in the community then we want to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gemma Perrin, Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner -

Dr Neil Watson -

Hannah Boyden -

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) is an equal opportunities employer and believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect, encouraging applications from all sectors of the community.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of our BAME and LGBTQ+ communities. For further information about our positive equality, diversity and Inclusion work, please email

CPFT is looking to build upon its pool of temporary workers with Temporary Staffing Services (TSS). You will be asked at interview if you would be willing to register with TSS. This is an excellent opportunity for those looking to take on additional hours that are flexible around their personal circumstances.

Internal CPFT applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ & who meet the essential criteria will be given prior consideration over other candidates who apply for this post. If you are ‘at risk’ please make it clear on your application so you receive priority consideration.

If you are successful at interview you will be subject to pre-employment checks, including a DBS (if appropriate) & references to cover 3 years of continuous employment. To ensure a smooth process please bring all identity documents to your interview. A list of required identity documents will be attached to your interview invitation.

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COVID-19 / Face-to-Face interviews are currently not permitted, therefore will be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

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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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