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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/02/2021.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: J265-1839

Elysium Healthcare

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. 

You will be working at Thornford Park, a 130 bedded independent hospital to support and promote service users recovery within a medium and low secure Forensic Mental Health setting. In addition, there is also a PICU Mental Health Service.

Working alongside the Occupational Therapy department, you will assist in assessing, planning, implementing & evaluating the social and recreational needs of service users and develop a range of structured activities to support their individual care plans.

To support service users achieve their identified goals, you will be heavily involved in developing social and recreational activities, this includes creating effective therapeutic relationships, daily living activities, and out of hours working.

A range of CPD and training opportunities are available that can see your career grow and achieve your aspirations.

Other responsibilities:

  • Positively promote rehabilitation towards independent living..
  • Contribute to the development of the Integrated Groupwork Programme. 
  • Develop good working relationships with other organisations, including Vocational Specialists, User Employment Co-ordinator, QEST, colleges, training providers and voluntary agencies.

To be successful in this role:

  • GCSE/O-Levels (A-C) or equivalent
  • Knowledge and experience in a similar environment & Mental Health
  • Verbal and written communication skills, including report writing
  • A creative and imaginative approach to problem-solving
  • Practical skills to assist daily living and promoting independence

What you will get:

  • Annual salary of £20,000
  • 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 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.

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