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Occupational Therapist Assistant

Elysium Healthcare
Competitive salary
Closing date
27 Nov 2021
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Are you an Occupational Therapy 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 37.5 hours a week at Field House and Apartments, a 16-bed specialist rehabilitation service for women with a Mental Illness and/or Personality Disorder.

Working within 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.

As an Occupational Therapy Assistant, you will assistant Occupational Therapists, Nurses and the wider team to provide support and care within individual and group settings. This will see you support users to engage in the care plans and achieve their identified goals and promote recovery.

You will be heavily involved in developing social and recreational activities, this includes creating effective therapeutic relationships and daily living activities.

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

Other responsibilities:
  • Help to identify early signs of relapse or crisis by monitoring the service user's progress, level of functioning and mental state and alert the appropriate staff involved in the individual's care
  • To actively contribute to the development of the Integrated Groupwork Programme
  • To maintain adequate records as required by existing procedures, entering appropriate details in the service user healthcare records as necessary
  • Participate in planning protocols to develop the service
  • To coordinate the monitoring of structured activities

To be successful in this role, you will need:
  • To deal sensitively with distress, disturbance and unpredictability;
  • Demonstrate a good basic understanding of mental health conditions
  • Show a creative and imaginative approach to problem-solving
  • Have the practical skills to assist the daily living, which will see you assist with basic practical tasks
  • Promote safe working practice

What you will get:
  • Annual salary of up to £19,000
  • 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, special offers 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 80 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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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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