Occupational Therapist - Colchester
Are you a newly qualified Occupational Therapist looking to join one of the UK's largest providers of specialist adult services in mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities?Then this is the job for you!My client is seeking an Occupational Therapist for their specialist service for adult males and females with learning disabilities and other complex needs such as autism, personality disorder, mental health conditions, forensic histories and challenging behaviours.This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to get experience working with a wide variety of clients with different diagnosis. The hospital benefits from a fully equipped activity centre both on and off-site so that opportunities for rehabilitation are maximised. Positive Behaviour Support and Active Support models are embedded in what they do, to ensure all patients have a voice and are supported in the way that suits their needs best.In this role you will:Work closely with the other Occupational Therapists, Therapy Coordinators whilst alongside a multidisciplinary team to provide quality assessments and interventions within the Model of Human Occupation and according to the Valuing People principles. The role will involve delivering group and one to one sessions with the aim of supporting patients to achieve their maximum level of independence and develop community based skills.Key Requirements: • Possess a degree or a postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy • Be registered with the HCPC • Have some experience as an OT (i.e. placement work) • Experience of assessing and managing occupational needs with mental health and learning disability client groups is desirable. • They are looking for someone who can take a ?hands on? approach • Be a strong team player • Have excellent communication and time management skills. • Be enthusiastic, resilient and forward thinking. • Have a genuine desire to help others.In return they will offer you: • 6.6 weeks annual leave entitlement • Company pension scheme • Sensory integration preceptorship • Training days provided by well-known and inspirational OTs • CPD opportunities • Research opportunities • Internal and external trainingIf you are interested in this vacancy please send your updated CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you a call. Alternatively you can call me on 01628 630104 for more information.?As part of our continual pursuit of quality candidates we appreciate and reward candidate recommendations from you if we successfully secure them a position. We will reward you with £200 if you recommend a new candidate to us who is not already registered and we secure them a role for a minimum of 1 month.?