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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/05/2021.

Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor, ASD & Learning

Job Reference: L28-25088

St Andrew’s Healthcare
ASD & Learning Disabilities
from £17,750 - £22,000 dependent on experience

Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor

Location: Northampton

Salary: from £17,750 - £22,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week


The heart of our service is our multidisciplinary team of dedicated specialist clinicians that integrates knowledge and skills for autism& learning disabilities, psychiatry and forensics to provide outstanding care and treatment for our patients.

Our research interests mirror this and we actively encourage our team members to pursue research interests at the intersection of autism & learning disabilitiesand forensic psychiatry to improve our clinical outcomes. Your research interests may build upon on our current national and international collaborations.

“Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.”

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor with an interest in working with ASD & Learning Disabilities.. You will work with an OT team to undertake assessments and treatment within a forensic psychiatric setting.

Under the support and guidance of a registered Occupational Therapist, you will use technical and creative skills to provide patient centred programmes of therapeutic activities, to enable an individual to achieve their goals. You will have the opportunity to undertake training to improve your knowledge and skills to enable you to develop in this OT TI role.

The Occupational Therapy Team provide support across the ASD and Learning Disabilitiesmedium, low and locked rehab wards, working as part of the MDT. TheTeam work 7.5hrs / day from Monday to Friday. You will be line managed and supervised by a qualified Occupational Therapist.

You should have:

  • An understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy within autism and earning Disabilities
  • Good team working skills, sound communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to build a rapport with a challenging patient group
  • Organisational skills, an ability to take initiative and complete delegated tasks
  • Ability to lead therapeutic activity groups under supervision
  • You will have a positive, non-judgmental attitude and work well within a team.
  • Creative skills


We would encourage you to make contact with the OT team to talk in more detail about the job role.


We offer an excellent benefits package including:

· Pension

· Sickness policy on par with the NHS

· 35 days annual leave, increasing to 41 after 10 years' service

· Life cover

· Car lease scheme

· Cycle to work scheme

·Healthcare cash plan

· Free parking

· Paid DBS application

· Access to free vocational qualifications


Closing Date - Tuesday 11th May 2021

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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